New Publication: Creating a New Public University

We’re happy to see the recent paperback publication of Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy: Action Research in Higher Education by Morten Levin and Davydd J. Greenwood. Berghahn Books.

“In Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy, Morten Levin and Davydd Greenwood add their voices to the burgeoning catalogue of critiques of the impact of neoliberal policies on the quality of higher education in Europe and the US. But unlike many such contributions, this work draws heavily on the change management literature and offers a cornucopia of compelling and well-grounded ideas for reform of the academy.” · Times Higher Education

Public universities are in crisis, waning in their role as central institutions within democratic societies. Denunciations are abundant, but analyses of the causes and proposals to re-create public universities are not. Based on extensive experience with Action Research-based organizational change in universities and private sector organizations, Levin and Greenwood analyze the wreckage created by neoliberal academic administrators and policymakers. The authors argue that public universities must be democratically organized to perform their educational and societal functions. The book closes by laying out Action Research processes that can transform public universities back into institutions that promote academic freedom, integrity, and democracy.

For the next 30 days, Berghahn is delighted to offer a 25% discount to the AR+ community for the paperback format of Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy, when purchasing directly from its website. Simply enter the code ARP18 where requested in the Shopping Cart.