Castells in Africa

Castells in Africa
Universities and Development
9781920677923
November 2017
256
R250

Castells in Africa: Universities and Development collects the papers produced by Manuel Castells on his visits to South Africa, and publishes them in a single volume for the first time. The book also publishes a series of empirically-based papers which together display the multi-faceted and far-sighted scope of his theoretical framework, and its fecundity for fine-grained, detailed empirical investigations on universities and development in Africa. Castells, in his afterword to this book, always looking forward, assesses the role of the university in the wake of the upheavals to the global economic order. He decides the university’s function not only remains, but is more important than ever. This book will serve as an introduction to the relevance of his work for higher education in Africa for postgraduate students, reflective practitioners and researchers.

 

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Preface

About the editors

SECTION 1: FRAMING CASTELLS IN AFRICA

1 Castells in South Africa by Cloete & Van Schalkwyk

2 Universities and the ‘new society’ by Muller

SECTION 2: CASTELLS IN SOUTH AFRICA

3 Universities as dynamic systems of contradictory functions by Castells

4 The role of universities in development, the economy and society by Castells

5 Rethinking development in the global information age by Castells

SECTION 3: PUTTING CASTELLS TO WORK IN AFRICA

6 Roles of universities and the African context by Cloete & Maassen

7 Universities and economic development in Africa by Cloete, Bailey, Pillay, Bunting & Maassen

8 Research universities in Africa? by Cloete, Bunting & Van Schalkwyk

9 African universities and connectedness in the information age by Van Schalkwyk

10 Contradictory functions, unexpected outcomes, new challenges by Muler, Cloete & Van Schalkwyk

Afterword 2017 by Manuel Castells

Appendices

References

Index