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Universities, Politicians and Bureaucrats Europe and the United States

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ISBN-10: 0521155150

ISBN-13: 9780521155151

Edition: 2010

Authors: Hans Daalder, Edward Shils

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List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Edward Shils, an American sociologist, is a professor at both the University of Chicago and King's College, Cambridge. The editors of a Festschrift prepared in his honor note that he has been a pioneer in clearing up the logical confusion over the concept of ideology and in exploring the role of intellectuals in contemporary life. Shils's work on the institutionalization of sociology as an academic discipline has been fundamental to all discussions of this question. His interest in sociological concepts has been valuable in analyzing political and cultural leadership and societal cohesion. These concepts include his interpretation of "charisma," his own concepts of "center" and "periphery,"…    

Germany: legislators and the universities
France: the prelude to the loi d'orientation of 1968
France: the loi d'orientation and its aftermath
Italy: universities adrift
Belgium: linguistic communalism, bureaucratisation and democratisation
The Netherlands: universities between the 'new democracy' and the 'new management'
Denmark: state and university - from coexistence to collision
Norway: the interplay of local and central decisions
Sweden: external control and internal participation - trends in Swedish higher education
Finland: the 'one man-one vote' issue
Switzerland: the re-affirmation of autonomy
Great Britain and the United States: legislators, bureaucrats and the universities
The sudden revolution and the sluggish aftermath: a retrospect since 1968