Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University

1st Edition

Alpesh Maisuria, Svenja Helmes

October 16, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 120 Pages
ISBN 9780367347680 - CAT# 320673
Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

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Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University investigates the impact of neoliberalism on academics in today’s universities. Considering the experiences of early career researchers as well as more experienced academics, it outlines the de-professionalisation that takes place in academia and the nature of working life in the university.

The book traces the dramatic shift in the role and function of universities and academics over the last forty years. It considers how capitalist neoliberalism drives universities to operate like businesses in a cut-throat financialized education market place. Uniquely the book then provides a possible alternative in the form of the National Education Service (NES) and what this alternative system could look like.

Thought-provoking and relevant, this book will be of great interest for postgraduate students as well as new, emerging and established academics interested in the current state of higher education, academic life and possibilities for the future.

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