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Daniel Dunlap AMST 3113W 4/25/11 Response Paper to Discourse and Strategic Visions This week’s reading, Discourses and Strategic Visions: The U.S. Research University as an Institutional Manifestation of Neoliberalism in a Global ,Era broadly discusses the states need for a socio-capitalistic approach to governing that focuses on modernity, community, diversity, and technology. This multilayered approach in an age of spatial-temporal compression and interconnectedness has, contrary to many predictions of shrinking geographical boundaries and cultures, will help to produce “many globalizations.” The reading then proceeds to give us a historical account on the discourses of neoliberalism, mixed economy of welfare, diversity, community engagement, postmodern perspectives, and the overarching idea of globalization itself. The journal article ends with the effects these discourses have had on American academia and the institutional challenges that universities face in the era of late modernity.
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Unformatted text preview: This research article offers us a poignant look on how the discourses of globalization should be accelerating the revaluation of the amorphous universal by the state. The average citizen, in most states, now has access to the World Wide Web, which provides outlets to social media, asymmetrical information, and widely differing views. This is a growing component to the universality of the citizen, even in the developing world where phone lines are not accessible; the internet may be via a “smart phone.” For the security of the western state the universality of the citizen should increasingly include education in issues of diversity, the mixed economy of welfare, and community. Without the encouragement of these principals, individuals not attracted to the “classic” idea of the state’s present vision of the amorphous universal, or even against it, may have a tendency towards fundamentalism....
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