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Philanthropy, Self-Interest, and Accountability: American Universities and Developing Countries

Devesh Kapur

in Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199739073
eISBN:
9780199855872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter looks at the role that academics have come to play in the developing world as consultants, educators, and practitioners. Universities and academics stand to profit enormously from these ... More


Dynamics of American Universities

Neil J. Smelser

in Dynamics of the Contemporary University: Growth, Accretion, and Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520275812
eISBN:
9780520955257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275812.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter begins by identifying the societal functions of higher education and its moral embeddedness.Several types of social change are involved in its growth over the past few centuries, but ... More


The Dynamics Ramify: Academic Politics, Conflict, and Inequality

Neil J. Smelser

in Dynamics of the Contemporary University: Growth, Accretion, and Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520275812
eISBN:
9780520955257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275812.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter further consequences of the accretion complex are analyzed. The first of these are the inertial difficultiesin responding to environmental instabilities (in population changes, ... More


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