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Университеты на рынке: Академический капитализм как вызов и как окно возможностей

Новое литературное обозрение. 2016. Т. 138. № 2. С. 43-56.

The modern university, and with it the academic profession itself, are facing new challenges: first, the increasing complexity of labor markets and globalization are undermining the structure of the academic profession, and secondly, the rise in cost of university research calls into question the autonomy of the university. The internationalization of the academic labor market encourages rethin­king the structure of academic professions that have historically been focused on national (regio­nal) contexts. The university is too expensive for the state and/or for students. One way to keep the autonomy of the university is to offer society, the state and businesses a wide range of services. Demin seeks to answer the following questions: can bureaucratic (self-)management effectively regulate the growing body of the university? Is it necessary to relinquish part of the university’s auto­nomy to a hired manager? Can “soft mana­gerialism,” using economic instruments to reveal the possibilities of the university to society, become a new defense of university autonomy?