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University, Inc. The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education

ISBN-10: 0465090524
ISBN-13: 9780465090525
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 8/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078

University Inc. exposes for the first time the toxic mix of science and profit that is destroying the historic independence of American universities and reveals how commercial conflicts have led to compromised research, a loss of scholarly independence, the downsizing of teaching, and the erosion of the humanities. Drawing on extensive interviews and original research, investigative reporter Jennifer Washburn offers a rigorous and important analysis of the deteriorating state of our higher education system today. Book jacket.

Introduction
A New Kind of Uprising at Berkeley
The Lessons of History
The Birth of the Market-Model U.
The Republic of Science in Turmoil
Are Conflicts of Interest Hazardous to Our Health?
The University as Business
Dreaming of Silicon Valley
Paying More for Less: The Commercial Squeeze on Teaching & the Humanities
The Path Forward: Preserving the Public Domain
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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