Higher education for citizens of caring democracies


Educational development has gained legitimacy as a field of inquiry.  Larger structural questions about the place of universities within democracies, however, should be a basic concern of educational developers.  This paper poses the question, “which side are you on?” It argues that developers can either acquiesce to the conditions of universities in a neoliberal setting or can resist by thinking about universities as a critical tool in the development of caring democracies.

Author Biography

J.C. Tronto, University of Minnesota
Professor | Department of Political Science


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How to Cite
Tronto, J.C. 2018. “Higher Education for Citizens of Caring Democracies”. South African Journal of Higher Education 32 (6), 6-18. https://doi.org/10.20853/32-6-2710.