Edition 101 - September 2009

Privatising the public university

Morphew, C. C. and Eckel, P. D. (Eds). Privatizing the Public University. Perspectives from across the Academy. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780801891649. Pages: 224.

Does the privatisation of public higher education threaten its very mission or support it? What are the implications when higher education institutions function like businesses? Will private funding also bring private interests with unintended effects on public higher education? These and similar questions are raised by the current volume. This collection of essays explores from a variety of disciplinary perspectives how privatisation influences the accessibility, quality, competition, financing and governance of higher education, and assesses the possible impact of privatisation on the future of higher education.

Johns Hopkins

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