Журнальный клуб Интелрос » Русский Журнал – Тема недели » №48, 2009
THE UNIVERSITY AS A MINIATURE STATE
Every university is essentially a state in miniature. For example, MSU somewhat resembles a miniempire, exploring new domains, and the State University-Higher School of Economics (HSE) is a state reflective of the era of globalisation, a mobile enclave of the present day. The ideological role of universities today is inversely proportional to the transformation of institutions of higher education into a servicebased institution, which seems to be a trend and, at the same time, related to the dogma of post-industrialism. A depoliticised education teaches anything other than politics as the art of self-determination, how to live alongside others, and how to resolve problems in difficult times. In relation to such political questions, universities are becoming less and less involved...