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Using both statistical analysis and case studies, Uslaner argues that corruption levels in 2010 largely depend upon the level of education in a country over a century ago. The book will be of interest to students of corruption and institutional development in political science, economics, and sociology.
Ultimately, this book is a considered and long overdue look at the symbiotic impact of these two great American institutions: the city and the university.
The Irish Classical Self considers the role of classical languages and learning in the construction of cultural identities in eighteenth and nineteenth century Ireland. Focusing in particular on the "lower ranks" of society, it explores this unusual phenomenon through analysis of contemporary writings and records of classical hedge schools.
Volume XXIX/2 of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles and book reviews which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. This special issue, guest edited by Alexander Broadie, particularly focuses on Seventeenth-Century Scottish Philosophers and their Philosophy.
Making a Global City critically examines the themes of diversity and community in a single primary school, the Clinton Street Public School in Toronto, between 1920 and 1990.
Memoir of literary life at famous University of East Anglia, estrangement from son, and personal search for meaning leading to Indian spiritual master Meher Baba.
Higher education has become a worldwide phenomenon where students now travel internationally to pursue courses and careers, not simply as a global enterprise, but as a network of worldwide interconnections. The Origins of Higher Learning: Knowledge networks and the early development of universities is an account of the first globalisation...