Simon Marginson: The Anglo-American university at its global high tide (PDF)

Simon Marginson: The Anglo-American university at its global high tide (PDF)
Minerva, 44, pp. 65-87 (2006)

Compared with the Firm, the Government, or even the Army, the University is under-theorized. Despite its extraordinary transformation since the Second World War, our tools of interpretation still rest to a surprising extent on the norms established by Wilhelm von Humboldt and Francis Newman. Nevertheless – whatever the truth of claims about the ‘knowledge economy’ – the University is clearly crucial to modern society. We need to understand it.