The Purposeful Pursuance of Autonomy and Perpetuity: A Case Study of the Michigan Council for the Humanities
Spierenburg, Jan M.
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This paper is designed to trace the establishment and growth of the Michigan Council for the Humanities, in terms of its continuing pursuit of autonomy and assurance of perpetuity and its dedication to its purpose. The research examined the context and origins of the Michigan Council at the federal level; i.e., with the Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the nature of an experimental model for a state-based program, and the structure and implementation process of the program. Moreover, the program is studied as regards fundamental changes in the political context of the Michigan Council and consequently, in the Council structure and subsequent programming directions. Also, the future of the program is studied in terms of the stages of "bureaucratic life".