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"This book takes a hard, clear-eyed look, with few holds barred, at the growing number and influence of full-time administrators in colleges and universities. It recognizes the large increase in government and other demands on the bureaucracy. But it dwells on the manifest fact--too often slighted--that administrators have their own fish to fry. Let us hope that his cautionary tale has a wide impact."--Morton Keller, Professor Emeritus of History, Brandeis University
Benjamin Ginsberg is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for the Study of American Government, and Chair of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His previous books include Downsizing Democracy, American Government: Power and Purpose, and We the People: An Introduction to American Politics.
Is not surprising that a faculty member would be critical of administrators in higher education. Nor is it surprising that other faculty members would cheer him on, as happens in... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Tucker
An excellent book about an aspect of the corporate takeover of our U.S. university system. Ginsberg offers a well-researched, well-documented argument that there has been an... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Scott
I certainly agree with most of the assertions in this book. However, the writer expresses these sentiments in a way that does not even attempt to fairly represent possible... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alexander Gruber
If you are a university professor in America, you will love this book. It is nice to know you are not alone having your head pounded in on your campus by overpaid moronic... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J
This book is right on target, full of specific examples and "tongue-in-cheek" sarcasm. The examples and commentary are at times hilarious but so true to what is happening... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robert Gardner
Loved it. A friend gave me this book and I was so impressed I bought one each for my children. One is a well known university professor, the other a business consultant who had... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Wolfgang Gunther
Very interesting and true as administration outsizes while faculty shrink and have less voice. Any academic will find this timely, interesting and well-written.Published 8 months ago by Judemeister
Ginsberg hits the nail on the head. Universities are losing focus of their mission and faculty have lost control. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David M. Pollock