Professor Ronald Barnett

Books

Below, a selection of Ronald's books can be found along with their publication date and details of their current availability.

‘Valuing Higher Education’

Valuing Higher Education

Ronald Barnett, Paul Temple & Peter Scott

Date of publication: 2016

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‘Understanding the University’

Understanding the University

Ronald Barnett

Date of publication: 2016

Available from Amazon here.

Outline

Understanding the University constitutes the final volume in a trilogy – the first two books having been Being a University (2010) and Imagining the University (2012) – and represents the trilogy’s ultimate aims and endeavours. The three volumes together offer a unique attempt at a fairly systematic and exhaustive level to map out just what it might be seriously to understand the extraordinarily complex entity that is known across the world as ‘the university’. Through an examination of the conditions and possibilities underlying and affecting universities, this work offers an understanding of specific ideas of the university which can inform policies, strategies and practices in relation to the university.


The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education book cover

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Martin Davies and Ronald Barnett (Editors)

Date of publication: 2015

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Universities in the Flux of Time: An exploration of time and temporality in university life book cover

Universities in the Flux of Time: An exploration of time and temporality in university life

Paul Gibbs, Oili-Helena Ylijoki, Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela & Ronald Barnett

Date of publication: 2014

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Thinking and Rethinking the University book cover

Thinking and Rethinking the University

The selected works of Ronald Barnett

Date of publication: 2014

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Thinking about Higher Education book cover

Thinking about Higher Education

Date of publication: 2013

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Imagining the University book cover

Imagining the University

Date of publication: 2013

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Being a University book cover

Being a University

Date of publication: 2011

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The Future University book cover

The Future University

Ideas & Possibilities

Date of publication: 2011

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Changing Identities in Higher Education book cover

Changing Identities in Higher Education

Date of publication: 2008

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A Will To Learn book cover

A Will To Learn

Being a Student in an Age of Uncertainty

Date of publication: 2006

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Engaging the Curriculum in Higher Education book cover

Engaging the Curriculum in Higher Education

Date of publication: 2005

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Reshaping the University book cover

Reshaping the University

Date of publication: 2005

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Beyond All Reason book cover

Beyond All Reason

Living with Ideology in the University

Date of publication: 2003

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Realizing the University

in an age of supercomplexity

Date of publication: 2000

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Higher Education: A Critical Business book cover

Higher Education: A Critical Business

Date of publication: 1997

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The Limits of Competence book cover

The Limits of Competence

Knowledge, Higher Education & Society

Date of publication: 1994

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Improving Higher Education: Total Quality of Care book cover

Improving Higher Education: Total Quality of Care

Date of publication: 1992

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The Idea of Higher Education book cover

The Idea of Higher Education

Date of publication: 1990

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