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Turning collegial governance on its head : symbolic violence, hegemony and the academic board

Rowlands, Julie 2015, Turning collegial governance on its head : symbolic violence, hegemony and the academic board, British journal of sociology of education, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 1017-1035, doi: 10.1080/01425692.2014.883916.

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Title Turning collegial governance on its head : symbolic violence, hegemony and the academic board
Author(s) Rowlands, JulieORCID iD for Rowlands, Julie orcid.org/0000-0003-1664-4209
Journal name British journal of sociology of education
Volume number 36
Issue number 7
Start page 1017
End page 1035
Total pages 19
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0142-5692
1465-3346
Keyword(s) Bourdieu
Gramsci
higher education
governance
organisational change
academic governance
Summary This article draws on Bourdieu’s theorisation of domination and Gramsci’s notions of hegemony within the context of a larger empirical study of Australian university academic governance, and of academic boards (also known as academic senates or faculty senates) in particular. Reporting data that suggest a continued but radically altered form of collegial governance in which hegemony is exercised by management rather than by the professor, it theorises the domination of academic boards within western democratic universities. However, traditional collegial governance is also dependent upon a community of scholars, a role historically played by the academic board. In view of the suggested transition in collegial governance and the resultant convergence of academic work and management, the article concludes with questions about whether academic boards can continue to serve as communities of scholars in future.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01425692.2014.883916
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061031

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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