Purity and Danger in the Modern University

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Society, ISSN: 0147-2011, Vol: 48, Issue: 4, Page: 297-300

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/2374; https://works.bepress.com/pbaehr/30
DOI:
10.1007/s12115-011-9439-2
Author(s):
BAEHR, William Peter
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
Social Sciences; Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration; Sociology
article description
The article discusses university finances, focusing on a controversy surrounding a donation made by Saif al'Islam Gaddafi, son of Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, to the Centre for Global Governance at England's London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It considers universities' missions and roles in society, commenting on associations between higher education, governments, and the private sector. The author considers universities' commitments to political progress. The views of LSE professors David Held and Richard Sennett are also discussed.