Castells in Africa: Universities and Development

Published Date: May 3, 2016

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Castells in Africa: Universities and Development collects the papers produced by Manuel Castells on his visits to South Africa, and publishes them in a single volume for the first time. The book also publishes a series of empirically-based papers which together display the multi-faceted and far-sighted scope of his theoretical framework, and its fecundity for fine-grained, detailed empirical investigations on universities and development in Africa. Castells, in his afterword to this book, always looking forward, assesses the role of the university in the wake of the upheavals to the global economic order. He decides the university’s function not only remains, but is more important than ever. This book will serve as an introduction to the relevance of his work for higher education in Africa for postgraduate students, reflective practitioners and researchers.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1067342


 

CONTENTS

 

Acknowledgements

Preface

About the editors

 

SECTION 1: FRAMING CASTELLS IN AFRICA

1 Castells in South Africa

2 Universities and the ‘new society’

 

SECTION 2: CASTELLS IN SOUTH AFRICA

3 Universities as dynamic systems of contradictory functions

4 The role of universities in development, the economy and society

5 Rethinking development in the global information age

 

SECTION 3: PUTTING CASTELLS TO WORK IN AFRICA

6 Roles of universities and the African context

7 Universities and economic development in Africa

8 Research universities in Africa?

9 African universities and connectedness in the information age

10 Contradictory functions, unexpected outcomes, new challenges

 

Afterword 2017 by Manuel Castells

 

Appendices

References

Index

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