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23rd April 2016

The Managerial University: A Failed Experiment? – Demos

Filed under: About science,About universities — John Allen @ 7:20 pm

Source: The Managerial University: A Failed Experiment? – Demos

By David West, “ independent researcher living in Canberra. Until 2013, he was Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Australian National University”.

A brilliant account of dark forces exerted on universities, deflecting their goals, activities and governance away from the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.

Related pages here:
What do universities actually do?
Ursula Mittwoch: “Be kind to colleagues”
A comment on academic freedom and the corporate university
A salute to whistleblowers – Peter Cameron’s blog
Use of word in misuse of power
Research assessment and REF
Not extinct
The bucket or the searchlight?
The Devil in the detail – Fanis Missirlis’s blog
CDBU Public Lecture by Thomas Docherty

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