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By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: June 13, 2013
Studying ourselves is something the British do exceptionally well: specialists flock here from all over the world seeking answers to fundamental questions from our unique series of cohort birth studies, and no one else has anything quite like them.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: May 27, 2013
As an academic, you are a brand not only as a matter of choice, but, increasingly, due to powerful institutional imperatives that are becoming harder and harder to ignore.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: May 14, 2013
The recent and on-going reforms of higher education are enforcing an individualisation of academic labour. That academics would gamely play along with such a system is astonishing.
By British Academy | Published: May 2, 2013
The British Academy recently published a guide for students encouraging those studying the humanities and social sciences to become statistically savvy.
By Ferdinand von Prondzynski | Published: April 26, 2013
Around the educational mission we are now spinning a web of ‘accountability’ that has little to do with explaining or justifying our activities, and much to do with obscuring our responsibility through the creation of elaborate processes.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: April 8, 2013
Universities are starting to look like the behemoths of the US auto industry of the 1980s, with highly-paid CEOs buried in their offices looking only at numbers.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: March 27, 2013
The Ivory Tower has been toppled and academia has an impact in the ‘real world’. The problem is that this may have come at the expense of truly innovative and critical scholarship.
By Martin Eve | Published: March 25, 2013
Is OA the flip side to privatisation of Higher Education? Is there a way in which OA is a means of justifying the economic inaccessibility of HE by providing a public good?
By The Monkey Cage | Published: March 5, 2013
We study social science because social phenomena affect people’s lives in profound ways. If you want to start with Cantor’s focus—physical illness and death—then social phenomena are tremendously important.