Comparative Perspectives on Universities Vol: 19


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9780762306794
Published:
20 Dec 2000
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
308 pages - 156 x 234 x 19mm
Series:
Comparative Social Research

Categories:

Despite the growing awareness of globalization, the main bulk of empirical work in the social sciences remains within the frames of what Stein Rokkan termed "national empiricism". The yearbook Comparative Social Research aims at furthering the international orientation in the social sciences. 

Each volume is concentrated on a specific topic, mostly of substantive, but also of methodological character. As a rule, the articles present two or more cases for comparison, be they nations, regions, organizations, or social units at different points of time. The volumes embrace a broad set topics, such as comparative studies of universities as institutions for production and diffusion of knowledge; family policies; regional cultures; and institutional aspects of work and wage formation. 

Comparative Social Research seeks well-written articles that place the current or historical data in context, critically review the literature of comparative studies, or provide new theoretical or methodological insights. The series recognizes that comparative research is theoretically and methodologically interdisciplinary, and encourages and supports there trends. All papers will be subject to double-blind peer review.
List of contributors. Introduction (R. Kalleberg). Learning academic labor (P.J. Gumport). Early and late adoption of knowledge products: strategic or institutional behavior? (J. Huisman, E. Beerkens). The specificity of American higher education (C. Calhoun). Analyzing organisational change in higher education (A. Gornitzka, P. Maassen). Policy regimes and policy change. Comparing higher education reform policy in three European countries (I. Bleiklie). Governmental steering and innovations in university curricula (I. Jenniskens). Pushing universities to market their product: redefinitions of academic activities in Finland (M. Hayrinen-Alestalo et al.).

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