THE GODKIN LECTURES ON THE ESSENTIALS OF FREE GOVERNMENT AND THE DUTIES OF THE CITIZEN
Cover: The Uses of the University: Fifth Edition, from Harvard University PressCover: The Uses of the University in PAPERBACK

The Uses of the University

Fifth Edition

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PAPERBACK

$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674005327

Publication Date: 03/02/2001

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288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 line illustrations, 6 tables

The Godkin Lectures on the Essentials of Free Government and the Duties of the Citizen

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America’s university president extraordinaire adds a new chapter and preface to The Uses of the University, probably the most important book on the modern university ever written. This summa on higher education brings the research university into the new century.

The multiversity that Clark Kerr so presciently discovered now finds itself in an age of apprehension with few certainties. Leaders of institutions of higher learning can be either hedgehogs or foxes in the new age. Kerr gives five general points of advice on what kinds of attitudes universities should adopt. He then gives a blueprint for action for “foxes,” suggesting that a few “hedgehogs” need to be around to protect university autonomy and the public weal.

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