An Anthropology of Academic Governance and Institutional Democracy

The Community of Scholars in America

Authors: Leaf, Murray J.

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  • Builds a theory of organization applicable to faculty governance based upon anthropological theory
  • Makes a compelling case for the concept of the university system as a self-contained community hinging upon effective and successful faculty governance
  • A key resource for faculty, administrators, and policymakers who think seriously about how to defend and improve higher education in the United States
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This anthropological study of university governance organizations has four main purposes. It aims to describe the principles of effective faculty governance organizations and shared governance; to help mobilize opposition to a large and extremely well-funded system of political attacks aimed at destroying faculty governance organizations; to demonstrate the value of the theory of human social organizations; and to enable universities to become more effective in generating the intellectual advances we must make in order to solve the current global crisis of sustainability and political instability. Political democracy depends on an educated public, and academic democracy is integral to producing such knowledge.  

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Murray J. Leaf is Professor of Anthropology and Political Economy at the University of Texas, Dallas, USA. Previous monographs include Information and Behavior in a Sikh Village: Social Organization Reconsidered (1972), Pragmatism and Development: The Prospect for Pluralism in the Third World (1998), Human Organizations and Social Theory (2009), Anthropology of Western Religions (2014), and Anthropology of Eastern Religions (2014). He has also served as Senior Social Scientist on USAID-sponsored development projects in India and Bangladesh.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Anthropology of Academic Governance and Institutional Democracy
Book Subtitle
The Community of Scholars in America
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92588-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92588-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92587-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 325
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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