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This book provides an account of the University of Manchester's struggle to meet the government's demands for the rapid expansion of higher education in the 1950s and the 1960s. It looks at the University's ambitious building programme: the controversial attempts to reform its constitution and improve its communications amid demands for greater democracy in the workplace, the struggle to retain its old pre-eminence in a competitive world where new ‘green field’ universities were rivalling older civic institutions. The book tells the story, not just from the point of view of administrators and academics, but also from those of students and support staff (such as secretaries, technicians and engineers). It not only uses official records, but also student newspapers, political pamphlets and reminiscences collected through interviews.

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Debatable lands and passable boundaries
Aileen Christianson

truly of the centre rarely acknowledge the power of the margins. Our dialogue is not with them but with each other.5 If Scotland’s sense of nationhood has a civic rather than an ethnic base, with our surviving national institutions such as the law and education, and the mixed ethnic origins of Scots, then it is not surprising that women may feel excluded from a full sense of being part of this imagined nation. Only in the last twenty-five years or less have women been able to participate fully in the civic institutions that constitute our nationness. And there is a

in Across the margins
Mark Harvey

instituted processes can be seen to find their ‘place’ in different articulations with legal, political and civic institutions. So there is no question of the economic being dissolved in the social, or vice versa, as with an over-sociologised view of embeddedness. Rather there is mutual conditioning between, for example, competition law and industrial organisation (as with Best). Third, and likewise, an IEP approach opens up the possibility of running through from micro to macro, from the motive for gain to the Gold Standard, and the articulation between different scales

in Market relations and the competitive process
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M. Anne Brown

holding identical rights, or defined around primary commitment to civic institutions and language. Thus the state identified as bounded but unified and primary political community gained an essentially ontological, rather than contingent, political significance, quite independent of the composition of actual states and leaving aside the matter of the cost of ideals of uniformity. In many discussions around ethics and rights the state retains this significance. Although either community or universality may receive priority as the context for moral growth, the pull

in Human rights and the borders of suffering