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Issues in Higher Education

Knowledge Society vs. Knowledge Economy

Knowledge, Power, and Politics

Editors: Sörlin, S., Vessuri, H. (Eds.)

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About this book

A new collection in the IAU Issues in Higher Education Series that deals with the major tensions between education and science. Drawing on experiences from a range of countries and regions, the book demonstrates the need to find new avenues for the management of knowledge production to ensure that it can meet increasingly global goals and demands.

About the authors

SVERKER SÖRLIN is Professor in the Division of History of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
HEBE VESSURI is Head of the Department of Science Studies, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela.

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'Almost all countries aspire to become 'knowledge economies' or 'knowledge societies.' The terms are frequently used interchangeably by politicians. This book explains why the terms are quite different, and why this difference has profound implications for the future role of universities in all countries throughout the world. The issues raised are of fundamental importance and the chapters in this book contribute in a masterly way to the much needed debate on the role of knowledge in society' - Geoffrey Oldham CBE, Former Director, the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and Chair of Trustees, the Science and Development Network


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Democratic Deficit of Knowledge Economies

    Sörlin, Sverker (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Modes of Knowledge and Patterns of Power

    Kogan, Maurice

    Pages 35-51

  • Universities and Society: Whose Terms of Engagement?

    Singh, Mala

    Pages 53-78

  • Knowledge, Globalization, and Hegemony: Production of Knowledge in the Twenty-First Century

    Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe

    Pages 79-106

  • Knowledge and Equity: Unequal Access to Education, Academic Success and Employment Opportunities: The Gender Balance in Algeria

    Benghabrit-Remaoun, Nouria

    Pages 107-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge Society vs. Knowledge Economy
Book Subtitle
Knowledge, Power, and Politics
Editors
  • S. Sörlin
  • H. Vessuri
Series Title
Issues in Higher Education
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60351-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230603516
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7304-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53430-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-11570-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 208
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