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Figuration work : student participation, democracy and university reform in a global knowledge economy / Gritt B. Nielsen.

Author/Creator:
Nielsen, Gritt B., author.
Publication:
New York ; Oxford, [England] : Berghahn Books, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (276 p.)
Series:
EASA series ; 27.
EASA Series ; 27
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Subjects:
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- Denmark.
College students -- Denmark.
Student participation in administration -- Denmark.
Student participation in curriculum planning -- Denmark.
Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Denmark.
Educational change -- Denmark.
Educational anthropology -- Denmark.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
What role should students take in shaping their education, their university, and the wider society? These questions have assumed new importance in recent years as universities are reformed to become more competitive in the ""global knowledge economy."" With Denmark as the prism, this book shows how negotiations over student participation - influenced by demands for efficiency, flexibility, and student-centered education - reflect broader concerns about democracy and citizen participation in increasingly neoliberalised states. Combining anthropological and historical research, Gritt B. Nielsen
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I - Trajectories and Mappings; Chapter 1 - Studying Participation as/through Figuration Work; Chapter 2 - University Reform in Denmark: Negotiating Participation and Democracy; Chapter 3 - A History of Student Participation in Denmark; Part II - Events and Figurations; Chapter 4 - Time and Freedom; Chapter 5 - Ownership and Investment; Chapter 6 - Bodies and Voices; Part III - Conclusions and Directions; Chapter 7 - Entangled Figurations; Chapter 8 - Participation as Multi-scaled Citizenship; Reference List; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-78238-772-2