Universities, particularly those with a strong research orientation, are being challenged by new developments such as the information technology revolution and the ever-greater complexity of social and scientific problems. Society is making fresh demands on universities and in response they are lowering their external walls to collaborate with government and industry. The resulting effects on education, research, and regional economic growth deserve investigation. So do the effects on universities wishing to uphold their academic values once they have left the ivory tower. In order to effectively address the multifaceted challenges of tomorrow, universities must also lower their internal walls and stimulate close collaboration between disciplines in a variety of ways. This book examines the new world facing universities and offers a series of recommendations on how to meet the challenges. Contributors include James J. Duderstadt (University of Michigan), Werner Z. Hirsch (UCLA), Charles F. Kennel (University of California, San Diego), Peter Lorange (IMD), Jacob Nuesch (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), Peter Preuss (University of California), Frank H. T. Rhodes (American Philosophical Society), Henry Rosovsky (Harvard University), William J. Schopf (University of California, Los Angeles), Lucy Smith (University of Oslo), Ueli Suter (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), Leslie Wagner (Leeds Municipal University), Marie Walshok (University of California, San Diego), Luc E. Weber (University of Geneva), and Harold M. Williams (Getty Trust).
"Emphasizes a cultural perspective with readings that represent a divers vision of theory and methodology in comparative education. Engages readers in the pragmatic debate between modernist and postmodernist perspectives and between structuralist and poststructuralist models. Presents a 'world systems analysis' that explores the dependent relationships among nations in economics, politics, and education in the creation and exchange of knowledge" -- From publisher.
The Music and Politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge
Author: Daniel Rachel
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics and pop music come together for the first time in Britain's musical history; musicians and their fans suddenly became instigators of social change, and 'the political persuasion of musicians was as important as the songs they sang'. Through the voices of campaigners, musicians, artists and politicians, Daniel Rachel follows the rise and fall of three key movements of the time: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge, revealing how they all shaped, and were shaped by, the music of a generation. Composed of interviews with over a hundred and fifty of the key players at the time, Walls Come Tumbling Down is a fascinating, polyphonic and authoritative account of those crucial sixteen years in Britain's history.
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Vernadine A. Merrick’s And the Walls Came Tumbling Down is the riveting story of two twin boys’ climb out of poverty to power and the sacrifices made to get there. Jack and Joe were raised by their father in the Cleveland ghettos. Their mother died in childbirth, but the boys had plenty of aunts to give them motherly guidance and a father devoted to their success. The two boys’ lives go in separate ways—Joe turns to life on the streets and running with gangs, while Jack excels in school, eventually going to Yale. Then fate deals one a hard hand, a tragedy occurs and their worlds collide in a way that forever changes their paths. From the seedy underbelly of gang life on the mean streets to the political and powerfully elite, the unimaginable secret that one has to bear will reverberate throughout his life and set in motion a chain of events that can save or destroy him as he aspires to the most powerful office in the land. Merrick has written a breakthrough novel that encompasses the precariousness of family relationships and the lengths a father will go to save his child. It paints a compassionate picture of how a tragic mistake can test the limits of a family’s survival yet still reach the other side of forgiveness and redemption. Joe Baker is a tortured spirit, torn between truth and deception, self-awareness and self-deprivation…and many wrong choices. Jack Baker is the mirror image of Joe and can only be described as his better half. He is devoted to his father, fiercely protective of his brother and the voice of the unheard. Suzanne Montgomery, glamorous, gorgeous and rich. Her larger-than-life, Hollywood looks, mask the vulnerable woman still desperate for love. Nicola Patricks while enormously seductive, her intelligence, decency and achievements are her pride. She is now thrust into a web of lust, love and deceit. John Baker is the father of identical twin boys that he deeply loves, but begrudgingly admits to liking only one. Dirk Patterson is amongst the upper class African-American elite. Yet he is intricately connected to two brothers from the other side of the tracks. Detective Ridder Jones smells blood and goes for the jugular. The case of the high-powered Senator is no exception.
Gale Stokes' The Walls Came Tumbling Down has been one of the standard interpretations of the East European revolutions of 1989 for many years. It offers a sweeping yet vivid narrative of the two decades of developments that led from the Prague Spring of 1968 to the collapse of communism in 1989. Highlights of that narrative include, among other things, discussions of Solidarity and civil society in Poland, Charter 77 and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, and the bizarre regime of Romania's Nikolae Ceausescu and his violent downfall. In this second edition, now appropriately subtitled Collapse and Rebirth in Eastern Europe, Stokes not only has revised these portions of the book in the light of recent scholarship, but has added three new chapters covering the post-communist period, including analyses of the unification of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union, narratives of the admission of many of the countries of the region to the European Union, and discussion of the unfortunate outcomes of the Wars of Yugoslav Succession in the Western Balkans.
A leading figure in the Civil Rights movement and an intimate friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. describes his own life, the murder of King, and his continuing struggle for freedom, dignity, and human rights.
A Twenty Year Retrospective : Proceedings Twentieth Annual Conference, April 1992
Author: National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions (U.S.). Conference
Category: Collective bargaining
This publication contains 17 papers on the impact of collective bargaining on higher education over the past 20 years. The papers are grouped in four sections on the state of unions in higher education, individual and collective rights in the academy, bargaining in the trenches, and overviews of past and present legal issues. The papers are: (1) "Robust Unionism and Unions in Higher Education" by Arthur B. Shostak; (2) "Can Collective Bargaining Help Institutions During a Period of Constrained Resources?" by T. Edward Hollander; (3) "Is Unionization Compatible with Professionalism?" by David M. Rabban; (4) "Changes in the U.S. System of Industrial Relations: Its Impact on Collective Bargaining in Higher Education" by James P. Begin; (5) "Unions in a Battered Academy" by Irwin H. Polishook; (6) "The Impact of the Constitutionalization of Higher Education on Collective Bargaining: Individual Rights vs. Collective Action" by David H. Rosenbloom; (7) "Professional and Legal Limits to Academic Freedom" by Walter P. Metzger; (8) "Academic Freedom: Are There Permissive Parameters to Free Speech in the Academy?" by Timothy Healy; (9) "Peer Review and the Union: Hero or Hostage?" by Barbara A. Lee; (10) "When Collective Bargaining Fails: An Academic Perspective" by David Kuechle; (11) "When Collective Bargaining Fails: A Management Perspective" by Thomas M. Mannix; (12) "Collective Bargaining Is the Name of the Game" by David Newton; (13) "Dispute Resolution in Higher Education Collective Bargaining" by Norman G. Swenson; (14) "The Employee Health Care Cost Crisis" by Michael R. McGarvey; (15) "Seminal Legal Developments of the Past Twenty-Five Years Affecting Higher Education Collective Bargaining" by Ann H. Franke; (16) "Twenty-Five Years of Seminal Legal Developments in Higher Education Collective Bargaining" by Woodley B. Osborne; and (17) "Campus Bargaining and The Law: The Annual Update" by James Cowden. (JB).