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Putting higher education in its place: the socio-political geographies of English universities

Cochrane, Allan and Williams, Ruth (2013). Putting higher education in its place: the socio-political geographies of English universities. Policy and Politics, 41(1) pp. 43–58.

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Traditionally, universities have been understood in terms that assume their special status within the social world – somehow divorced from the places within which they find themselves. Yet they are also increasingly expected to make some contribution to regional development. With the help of evidence drawn from an Economic and Social Research Council project, this article sets out to explore some of the implications of recognising the importance of the changing policy geographies of higher education. It highlights the extent to which and considers the ways in which universities are embedded within their regions and localities, while also being connected to a wider set of relationships.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Policy Press
ISSN: 0305-5736
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: universities; region; engagement; entanglement
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 34471
Depositing User: Allan Cochrane
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 10:09
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2013 14:27
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