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Just Universities: Catholic Social Teaching Confronts Corporatized Higher Education

Gerald J. Beyer


Gerald J. Beyer’s Just Universities discusses ways that U.S. Catholic institutions of higher education have embodied or failed to embody Catholic social teaching in their campus policies and practices. Beyer argues that the corporatization of the university has infected U.S. higher education with hyper-individualistic models and practices, which hinder the ability of Catholic institutions to create an environment imbued with bedrock values and principles of CST such as respect for human rights, solidarity, and justice. Beyer problematizes corporatized higher education and shows how it has adve ... More

Keywords: Catholic higher education, Catholic social teaching corporatization, college access, contingency, gender parity, just universities, LGBTQ inclusion, racial equity, socially responsible investment, worker justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823289967
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823289967.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald J. Beyer, author
Villanova University