Universities and the Production of Elites - Discourses, Policies, and Strategies of Excellence and Stratification in Higher Education
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Chapter 1. Introduction: Universities and the Production of Elites; Roland Bloch, Alexander Mitterle, Catherine Paradeise and Tobias Peter.- PART I. Setting up Narratives and Rationales.- Chapter 2. Excellence: On the Genealogical Reconstruction of a Rationality; Tobias Peter.- Chapter 3. Opening the Black Box of the Elitism Dispositif: Graduate Schools in Economics; Jens Maeße.- PART II. Disruptive Policies since the 1990s.- Chapter 4. Stratification through a Binary Degree Structure in Finnish Higher Education; Ulpukka Isopahkala‐Bouret.- Chapter 5. How Effective Have Reform Policies Been in Redesigning the French Higher Education and Research System?; Catherine Paradeise.- Chapter 6. The Global Ambitions of Irish Universities: Internationalizing Practices and Emerging Stratification in the Irish Higher Education Sector; Aline Courtois.- Chapter 7. The Transition from ‘Rank Equality’ to Vertical Differentiation in the German Higher Education Sector; Manfred Stock.- PART III. Organizing Competition through Incentives: New Policy Devices.- Chapter 8. The Production of Research Elites: Research Performance Assessment in the United Kingdom; Julian Hamann.- Chapter 9. Organizational Change in Response to the German Excellence Initiative: A Case Study of Humboldt University of Berlin; Rachelle Esterhaz.- PART IV. University Strategies for Redesigning Higher Education as Stratified Systems.- Chapter 10. Grasping the Global with One Foot in China: The Rise of Chinese Schools of Management; Tupac Soulas.- Chapter 11. Elite Business Schools and the Uses of Visibility; Jan Nespor.- Chapter 12. How to Make it in(to) Management: The Role of Business Education in Changing Career Pathways in Germany; Alexander Mitterle.- Chapter 13. Stratification without Producing Elites? The Emergence of a New Field of Doctoral Education in Germany; Roland Bloch.- PART V. Producing New Elites?.- Chapter 14. Producing a Global Elite? The Endurance of the National in Elite American and British Universities; Jonathan Z. Friedman.- Chapter 15. Academic Identity Constructions of the Écoles Normales Supérieures and the Challenges of Internationalization; Anne Schippling, Johannes Zimmermann and Maria Schmidt.- Chapter 16. Afterword: New Institutional, Inhabited Institutional, and a Cultural-Organizational Approach to Studying Elites and Higher Education; Amy J. Binder.
Examines critically a range of discourses, strategies and policies employed by institutions to foster elitism
Draws on a range of international case studies from across North America, Europe, and Asia
Alexander Mitterle is a research associate at the Institute of Sociology and the Center for School and Educational Research at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
Catherine Paradeise is a sociologist and Professor Emeritus at University Paris Est-LISIS, France.
Tobias Peter is a research associate at the Institute of Sociology at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany.