Title

Purity and danger in the modern university

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Society

Publication Date

7-1-2011

Volume

48

Issue

4

First Page

297

Last Page

300

Abstract

The article discusses university finances, focusing on a controversy surrounding a donation made by Saif al'Islam Gaddafi, son of Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, to the Centre for Global Governance at England's London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It considers universities' missions and roles in society, commenting on associations between higher education, governments, and the private sector. The author considers universities' commitments to political progress. The views of LSE professors David Held and Richard Sennett are also discussed.

DOI

10.1007/s12115-011-9439-2

Print ISSN

01472011

E-ISSN

19364725

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Baehr, P. (2011). Purity and danger in the modern university. Society, 48(4), 297-300. doi: 10.1007/s12115-011-9439-2