Liberal economics and a liberal education in Canada : leading theorists, apologists, and "imaginary expressions" of value
Gilker, Colin J.
The structure of this dissertation is roughly three parts. Chapters one and two focus on the historical and current idea of higher education in Canada. Chapters three and four expand the scope, situating the Canadian university in the geo-political context of globalisation, globalisation's impact on labour generally, and intellectual labour specifically. Chapter four introduces theoretical debates within Marxism in order to formulate, in chapter five, a critical position better suited to resisting the political and ideological forces acting to reconstruct the Canadian university in the image of the globalised market.