Culture, power, and the university in the twenty-first century

Murphy, Peter (2012) Culture, power, and the university in the twenty-first century. Policy Futures in Education, 10 (1). pp. 51-58.

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Powerful nations have influential systems of higher education. The article explores the possible pattern of geopolitics in the twenty-first century, and the competing prospects of America and its rivals in higher education and research. Pressures on both the American and non-American worlds are evaluated, along with relative economic strengths, and how factors such as these translate into intellectual prowess. The article suggests that peak intellectual and research achievement is dependent on cultural factors, and that America remains well positioned as an intellectual nation despite fierce competition from rivals because of unique cultural characteristics.

Item ID: 22881
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1478-2103
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 01:46
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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