Journals Higher Education


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Published: 18 March 2014

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083587

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Management and gender in higher education

By (author) Pat O'Connor

Published by Manchester University Press

Irish Society MUP

  • An essential critique of higher education and its relationship with the state and the market in a neo-liberal context where managerialism is increasingly prevalent
  • It provides an essential insight into the ways in which Irish higher educational policy is similar to and different from the international context
  • It shows the ways in which male-dominated organisations provide a challenging context for women, and identifies their allies and possible sources and sites of change
  • Unusually, it combines an insight into the impact of neo-liberalism, with an analysis of the ways in which the gendered world of senior managers reproduces itself
  • Written in an accessible style, it presents new research on an elite group
  • senior managers in universities