Author: Robert Dingwall

Robert Dingwall is an emeritus professor of sociology at Nottingham Trent University. He also serves as a consulting sociologist, providing research and advisory services particularly in relation to organizational strategy, public engagement and knowledge transfer. He is co-editor of the SAGE Handbook of Research Management.

The Rule of Optimism – Thirty Years On
International Debate
September 18, 2013

The Rule of Optimism – Thirty Years On

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Why Social Science Education is as Important as STEM…
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July 26, 2013

Why Social Science Education is as Important as STEM…

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Who Really, Really Wants Open Access?
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June 22, 2013

Who Really, Really Wants Open Access?

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Groped at Luton Airport: Accountability and the Security State
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May 26, 2013

Groped at Luton Airport: Accountability and the Security State

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The BBC, North Korea and the Culture of Impunity

The BBC, North Korea and the Culture of Impunity

The controversy over BBC journalists’ use of a student tour group linked to the London School of Economics should not be allowed to go away quietly.

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Modernizing Universities?

Modernizing Universities?

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.

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Postgraduate Study – A right or an opportunity?

Postgraduate Study – A right or an opportunity?

There are all sorts of things from which we are excluded by limited means. Is postgraduate education really so different?

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Edward Hopper: An ethnographic sensibility?

Edward Hopper: An ethnographic sensibility?

This is not a body of work that instructs us what to think – it invites us to ask the question that an ethnographer would ask: confronted with this scene, what is going on here?

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OA and the Man from Del Monte…

OA and the Man from Del Monte…

Older readers may recall a series of advertisements on UK TV in the 1980s, featuring the Man from Del Monte. The international […]

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Sir Jimmy Savile’s Crimes

Sir Jimmy Savile’s Crimes

The English in full moral panic are never an edifying spectacle. The Jimmy Savile affair is no exception, as self-appointed experts on child abuse, BBC-bashing tabloids and ambulance-chasing lawyers have piled into the fray.

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Why Open Access is Good News for Neo-Nazis

Why Open Access is Good News for Neo-Nazis

Much of the debate on Open Access has concentrated on the shift from a subscription model that opens access for authors, while […]

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Why Open Access will Stifle Innovation

Why Open Access will Stifle Innovation

It is curious that the UK government department promoting Business, Innovation and Skills should be so committed to a policy that might almost be designed to achieve the opposite effect.

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