King, E. & Alperstein, E. (2017). Beyond MacDonaldization - Visions of Higher Education. London: Routledge.
As the United Kingdom opens the door to the creation of a great many new, commercial universities and several states in the United States look to abolish tenure in universities, it is clear the policy landscape for higher education is changing.
This collection of papers seeks to offer a critical-analytic perspective on the future of the university and of degree-granting institutions. Driven by a commitment to academic freedom and to a vision of education rooted in the founding of the modern university (think Cardinal Newman), this collection challenges the dominant mode of thinking and debunks some of the claims made that have led to the uberization of the university. It makes you think.