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Author Mamdani, Mahmood, 1946-
Title Scholars in the marketplace : the dilemmas of neo-liberal reform at Makerere University, 1989-2005 / Mahmood Mamdani.
Imprint Dakar, Senegal : CODESRIA, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, [2007]

Author Mamdani, Mahmood, 1946-
Series Codesria book series
Codesria book series.
Subject Makerere University.
Education, Higher -- Economic aspects -- Uganda.
Universities and colleges -- Economic aspects -- Uganda.
Privatization in education -- Uganda.
Alt Name Codesria.
Add Title Dilemmas of neo-liberal reform at Makerere University, 1989-2005
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 296 pages).
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-289) and index.
Contents 1. The reform process: The first phase -- 2. Winners and losers -- 3. Commercialisation -- 4. Decentralisation -- Conclusion.
Summary Scholars in the Marketplace is a case study of market-based reforms at Uganda's Makerere University. With the World Bank heralding neoliberal reform at Makerere as the model for the transformation of higher education in Africa, it has implications for the whole continent. At the global level, the Makerere case exemplifies the fate of public universities in a market-oriented and capital friendly era. The Makerere reform began in the 1990s and was based on the premise that higher education is more of a private than a public good. Instead of pitting the public against the private, and the state against the market, this book shifts the terms of the debate toward a third alternative than explores different relations between the two. The book distinguishes between privatisation and commercialisation, two processes that drove the Makerere reform. It argues that whereas privatisation (the entry of privately sponsored students) is compatible with a public university where priorities are publicly set, commercialisation (financial and administrative autonomy for each faculty to design a market-responsive curriculum) inevitably leads to a market determination of priorities in a public university. The book warns against commercialisation of public universities as the subversion of public institutions for private purposes.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9782869784192 (electronic bk.)
2869784198 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # MWT11582755
OCLC # 777571848
Additional Format Print version: Mamdani, Mahmood, 1946- Scholars in the marketplace. Dakar, Senegal : CODESRIA, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, ©2007 9782869782013 (OCoLC)185028346

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