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Utopian Universities

Utopian Universities

Author: Miles Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350138650

Category: History

Page: 424

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In a remarkable decade of public investment in higher education, some 200 new university campuses were established worldwide between 1961 and 1970. This volume offers a comparative and connective global history of these institutions, illustrating how their establishment, intellectual output and pedagogical experimentation sheds light on the social and cultural topography of the long 1960s. With an impressive geographic coverage - using case studies from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia - the book explores how these universities have influenced academic disciplines and pioneered new types of teaching, architectural design and student experience. From educational reform in West Germany to the establishment of new institutions with progressive, interdisciplinary curricula in the Commonwealth, the illuminating case studies of this volume demonstrate how these universities shared in a common cause: the embodiment of 'utopian' ideals of living, learning and governance. At a time when the role of higher education is fiercely debated, Utopian Universities is a timely and considered intervention that offers a wide-ranging, historical dimension to contemporary predicaments.

Heidelberg 1945

Heidelberg 1945

Author: Jürgen C. Hess

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 3515068805

Category: History

Page: 438

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"Insgesamt ein wichtiges Buch, das durch den Reichtum der Themen und die Kompetenz der Autoren besticht." Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung "Mit 22 durchweg fundiert erarbeiteten Beitragen, sieben davon in englischer Sprache, ist der Band mehr als eine Bestandsaufnahme der Nachkriegssituation. Daa seine vier Sektionen (Besatzungsmacht, Universitat, Stadt und Parteien, Zukunft Deutschlands) immer wieder auch solide Rekonstruktionen von Ablaufen bieten, darf man erwarten; was aber daruber hinaus in vielen Beitragen vor allem beeindruckt, ist der Versuch der Autoren, Antworten zu finden auf die beklemmende Frage nach der ,Verfaatheitae von Menschen unter den Bedingungen des Unrechtsstaats und nach den auf der Grundlage seiner Vernichtung verbleibenden oder wunschenswerten Perspektiven." Zeitschrift fur die Geschichte des Oberrheins Aus dem Inhalt R. Wolfe: Revival of Democratic Culture U. Gerhardt: Die amerikanischen Militaroffiziere und der Konflikt um die Wiedereroffnung der Universitat J. F. Tent: E. Y. Hartshorne and the Reopening of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat G. J. Giles: Self-Help in the Search for Democracy in Heidelberg W. Benz: Erneuerung demokratischen Denkens in Deutschland nach 1945 V. Sellin: Die Universitat im Jahre 1945 E. Wolgast: K. H. Bauer - der erste Heidelberger Nachkriegsrektor K. von Beyme: K. Jaspers - vom philosophischen Auaenseiter zum Praeceptor Germaniae A. Rabinbach: K. Jaspers' aDie Schuldfrageo I. Pilling: Uberlegungen H. Arendts zur Nachkriegszeit C. Jansen: Politische Initiativen und Argumentationsmuster von W. Jellinek, G. Radbruch und W. Hellpach J. Z. Muller: How Vital was the Geist in Heidelberg in 1945? F. Reutter: Die Grundung und Entwicklung der Parteien in Heidelberg M. Lurz: Offentliches Gedachtnis in den Jahren 1945 und 1946 H. Treiber: Salon-Geselligkeit und Vortragskultur im Nachkriegs-Heidelberg R. Koshar: German Political Culture after World War II J. Thierfelder: Der Heidelberger Pfarrer H. Maas H.-M. Lauterer: Marie Baum G. Roth: M. Weber als liberale Nationalistin E. Demm: A. Webers aFreier Sozialismuso J. C. Hea: Heuss und der Neubeginn liberaler Rhetorik 1945/46 J. Herf: Late Victory of Lost Causes . (Franz Steiner 1996)

Economic Growth in Europe Since 1945

Economic Growth in Europe Since 1945

Author: Toniolo Giovanni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052149964X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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This book provides a genuinely comparative picture of economic growth in Europe after 1945.

Germany, 1945-1990

Germany, 1945-1990

Author: J?rgen Weber

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9639241709

Category: History

Page: 289

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This book offers lively description and convincing interpretation of the most significant events, cruces and ongoing themes in German history from the end of the Second World War up to the present. The chronologies that accompany each chapter record the most important dates, facts and names occurring in the narrative. Jurgen Weber's text supplies the reader with a combination of vivid descriptive history, easily absorbed chronology, and a reliable reference work for the parallel lives of the two Germanies, a product of the Cold War. Weber describes in a clear and reader-friendly manner the history of Germany since 1945. The narrative begins with the period of the allied occupation and progresses through the diverse developments in East and West Germany up to the Federal Republic of today. The most important events, cruces and ongoing themes of the last fifty years are not only succinctly and vividly presented and interpreted, they are also placed in the context of international political developments. Each chapter is accompanied by a chronology featuring the most significant dates and facts relating to the period it covers. The last chapter gives a summary of what happened after 1990 and on present and future political problems of German reunification.

Royal Air Force Germany Since 1945

Royal Air Force Germany Since 1945

Author: Bill Taylor

Publisher: Midland Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117993746

Category: History

Page: 240

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Describes RAF operations in Germany, from establishment of the British Air Forces of Occupation in July 1945 to the Berlin Airlift, and the establishment of NATO.

The Politics of Culture in Soviet-occupied Germany, 1945-1949

The Politics of Culture in Soviet-occupied Germany, 1945-1949

Author: David Pike

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804720932

Category: Social Science

Page: 691

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They allow for a painstaking analysis of the political and "aesthetic" priorities of a developing Stalinist culture while raising intriguing questions about the early stages of the Cold War and the subsequent division of Germany. In particular, the gradual introduction of Zhdanovist or socialist-realist political norms and aesthetic forms into Soviet-occupied Germany closely paralleled developments in the Soviet Union during the infamous zhdanovshchina (1946-1948). Smear campaigns against "formalism," "decadence," and "cosmopolitanism," carefully tailored to local circumstances, were the natural consequence. Simultaneously, the German Communists worked behind the scenes with the Soviet occupation regime to establish the administrative apparatus for the enforcement of these standards, imported from the Soviet Union and calculated to infuse German art and literature with the proper political priorities.

The Big Red One

The Big Red One

Author: James Scott Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074076665

Category: History

Page: 594

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Chronicles the actions and achievements of the 1st Infantry Division, the nation's oldest continuously serving division in the U.S. Army, from its creation during World War I through World War II, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm.

From the Ashes of Disgrace

From the Ashes of Disgrace

Author: Former Head of Social Science Division Rand Corporation Santa Monica California Robert Maciver Professor of Social and Political Science Hans Speier

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009132666

Category: History

Page: 314

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