Community Colleges and New Universities under Neoliberal Pressures

Organizational Change and Stability

  • John S. Levin

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About this book


This book examines seven higher education organizations, exploring their interconnected lines: organizational change and organizational stability. These lines are nested within historical, social, cultural, and political contexts of two nations—the US and Canada—two provinces and three states: Alberta, British Columbia, California, Hawai’i, and Washington. The author studies the development of the community college and the development of the university from community college origins, bringing to the forefront these seven individual stories. Addressing continuity and discontinuity and identity preservation and identity change, as well as individual organizations’ responses to government policy, Levin analyzes and illuminates those policies with neoliberal assumptions and values.


community community college comparative education education higher education policy stability

Authors and affiliations

  • John S. Levin
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-48019-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48020-0
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