Expansion and Structural Change: Higher Education in Germany, the United States, and Japan, 1870-1990


In modern societies the university is the most important channel of mobility & a central institution to ensure equality of opportunity & social justice. Universities assumed an important role in the political & cultural emancipation of women, minorities, & the lower socioeconomic classes. Expansion & Structural Change explores the historical process of the expansion of universities for a period of more than a hundred years in the United States, Germany, Japan, Italy, & France.