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PDF - Higher education for democratic innovation (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 21)

PDF - Higher education for democratic innovation (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 21) (2016)

Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher and Ira Harkavy (eds)

ISBN 978-92-871-8221-0
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Language : English
Number of pages : 312

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PDF - Higher education for democratic innovation (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 21)

PDF - Higher education for democratic innovation (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 21)

Democracy is increasingly the standard against which societies are measured. The term “democratic culture” designates the set of attitudes and behaviours that citizens need to have for democratic institutions and laws to function in practice. This is an important development from older perceptions of democracy, which focused on institutions, laws and procedures. It is a recognition that democracy will not function unless citizens want it to function. In all countries there are committed individuals aspiring to make their societies better democracies.

As the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has said on several occasions, our societies seek to address 21st-century issues through 19th-century institutions. Through contributions by authors from Europe, North America and other parts of the world, this book explores how higher education can help find new ways to develop commitment to public space and societal engagement and make democracy more vibrant.

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Democracy is increasingly the standard against which societies are measured. The term “democratic culture” designates the set of attitudes and behaviours that citizens need to have for democratic institutions and laws to function in practice. This is an important development from older perceptions of democracy, which focused on institutions, laws and procedures. It is a recognition that democracy will not function unless citizens want it to function. In all countries there are committed individuals aspiring to make their societies better democracies.

As the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has said on several occasions, our societies seek to address 21st-century issues through 19th-century institutions. Through contributions by authors from Europe, North America and other parts of the world, this book explores how higher education can help find new ways to develop commitment to public space and societal engagement and make democracy more vibrant.

Contents

A WORD FROM THE EDITORS
Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher and Ira Harkavy
PART I – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION
Chapter 1 – Not taking democracy for granted: higher education, inclusion and community trust
Nancy Cantor and Peter Englot
Chapter 2 – Higher education for democratic innovation: challenges and opportunities
Snežana Samardžić-Marković
Chapter 3 – Social justice at the centre: is it possible?
Ahmed C. Bawa
PART II – UNIVERSITY AND CITY
Chapter 4 – Civic engagement in a divided society: the role of Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland
Tony Gallagher and Jennifer Harrison
Chapter 5 – Community engagement in Belfast: Queen’s University and the Sandy Row community
Jackie McDonald, Nikki Johnston and Garnet “Buzz” Busby, with Tony Gallagher
Chapter 6 – Case study of Widener University and Chester: a story about conflict and collaboration
James T. Harris and Marcine Pickron-Davis
Chapter 7 – School–university partnerships for democratic citizenship: a case study from the Russian Federation
Claudia Lenz and Iryna Sabor
Chapter 8 – Higher education institutions as pillars of their communities: the role of anchor institutions
Richard Guarasci and David Maurrasse
PART III – INNOVATION AND INCLUSION
Chapter 9 – Democratic innovation and inclusion
Mildred García
Chapter 10 – Diversity and inclusion in higher education in Germany: developments and challenges
Viola B. Georgi
Chapter 11 – Doing the hard work: democratic practice in US higher education
Renée T. White
Chapter 12 – A view from within: a perspective on a democratic cross-sector partnership in a global context
Charlene J. Gray
Chapter 13 – The development of public engagement with research policy agenda in the United Kingdom
Paul Manners
Chapter 14 – Connected learning: innovation in the face of conflict
Martin Hall
Chapter 15 – Universities and demanding times
Aleksa Bjeliš
PART IV – NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Chapter 16 – New technologies and their implications for higher education’s democratic mission: themes from the Arab region
Walid Moussa and Kamal Abouchedid
Chapter 17 – The implications of new technologies for US higher education
Philip G. Rogers
PART V – THE WAY FORWARD
Chapter 18 – Higher education and democratic innovation: bringing the threads together
Matthew Hartley
Chapter 19 – Beyond the stereotypes of generations X, Y and Z: higher education for democratic innovation and enhancing citizens’ engagement
Ligia Deca
Chapter 20 – Opportunities and strategies to advance university civic engagement and democratic innovation
Robert M. Hollister
Chapter 21 – US higher education, community engagement and democratic innovation: a historical overview and suggestions for moving forward
Ira Harkavy
Chapter 22 – Anchor institutions for Europe? Higher education institutions as community actors
Sjur Bergan
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