In TROUBLE IN THE UNIVERSITY, Mildred A. Schwartz analyses how changes in US higher education will affect the health care professions, and how changes in the relations between universities and the state have created conditions that can give rise to corruption. Explanations for how the connections between changing conditions and organisational structures can lead to illegal and unethical behaviour are uncovered. Identification of the structural and cultural sources of corruption also suggests possible ways it could be avoided.
Mildred A. Schwartz, Ph.D. (1965), Columbia University, is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Visiting Scholar at New York University, and 2012-13 network fellow at the Edward J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. A political sociologist, she has moved from her past work on political organizations to her current interest in the organization of higher education in the health fields and its tendencies to corruption.