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Universities and the Production of Elites

Discourses, Policies, and Strategies of Excellence and Stratification in Higher Education

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This book explores how universities as organizations influence and construct the production of academic elites and elitist institutions. It analyzes the role played by the reorganization of higher education (HE) institutions, stimulated by new performance-based narratives aimed at building attractiveness towards stakeholders such as governments, prospective employers, academics, and students. Based on American, European, and Asian case studies of HE systems and institutions considered at various scales, the volume analyzes the consequences of increasing competition between HE institutions which are facing challenges such as the internationalization of higher education supply, the shortage of public resources and the structural changes of labor market demands. It argues that policy discourses and tools, as well as assessment devices such as rankings and accreditation, incentivize HE institutions to develop positioning strategies that contribute to stratification and the production of elites. It will be of great interest to students and researchers in the fields of higher education, sociology, and education policy.

Author Biography

Roland Bloch is a research associate at the Institute of Sociology and the Center for School and Educational Research at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Alexander Mitterle is a research associate at the Institute of Sociology and the Center for School and Educational Research at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Catherine Paradeise is a sociologist and Professor Emeritus at University Paris Est-LISIS, France. Tobias Peter is a research associate at the Institute of Sociology at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany.
Release date NZ
August 4th, 2017
Contributors
Edited by Alexander Mitterle Edited by Catherine Paradeise Edited by Roland Bloch Edited by Tobias Peter
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
10 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 392 p. 10 illus.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
392
ISBN-13
9783319539690
Product ID
26639225

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