Universities and the Capitalist State: Corporate Liberalism by Clyde W. Barrow

By Clyde W. Barrow

The smooth collage has been seen by means of students as an oasis of educational autonomy that stands above or open air society and its political conflicts. Clyde Barrow demanding situations that imaginative and prescient together with his end that enterprises and executive were the dominant social forces shaping the objectives and constitution of the yank collage.     specifically, Barrow’s thesis is “scientific survey movement”—a huge political coalition led by means of company executives, engineers, deepest starting place employees individuals, and govt officials—successfully transplanted a number of the values and practices of company and bureaucratic management to high schools and universities. consequently, Barrow argues that universities are top understood as part of the state’s institutional constitution designed to manage educational intellectuals via a mix of marketplace tasks, bureaucratic strategies, and kingdom coercion. during this demeanour, an ideological process has been developed that's heavily attached to the wishes of the commercial and political method.  

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To ignore the one who knows is to harm oneself, so it is in one’s self-interest to obey the one who has the Truth. Xenophon records that when someone used say to Socrates that a tyrant could refuse to obey good counselors, Socrates would reply: “How could he refuse to obey when there is a penalty imposed on the man who disregards good counsel? 9). A consequence of this view of knowledge, though, is the creation of a community that, like Hobbes’s leviathan, strives towards becoming one body where the differences between individual bodies, male and female in particular, but more generally all bodies are elided.

The process of pre-theoretical analysis, probably because it works on clarifying ideas that most capture the human 40 DONALD S. 5 However, the value of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s concept of the General Will, for example, lies not in its formal logical implications, nor in its compelling hold on the imagination, but on the power and clarity it lends to an analysis and comparison of actual political systems. Among other things it allows him to show that anyone who wishes to pursue a state of affairs closer to that summed up in the concept of the General Will must successfully develop a civil religion.

CHAPTER 2 Political Theory and Constitutional Construction Donald S. Lutz INTRODUCTION Those who engage in political theory have a paradoxical relationship with those who engage in practical politics. On the one hand political theory, if it is to be successful, must rise above partisanship. On the other hand, since from its birth political theory has aimed at marrying justice with the exercise of power, it must be politically engaged and in some way speak to those in power. Teaching future leaders and citizens in the classroom is one non-trivial means of approaching the paradox, but it is too indirect to constitute the kind of genuine conversation that is the focus of this volume.

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