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Universities for the Post-Democratic Age

Critical scholarship and intellectual dissent are currently being closed down in favour of a model of academic life that accords scholars a limited role as purveyors of practically useful skills in ‘real-world’ labour markets.

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Can Brands be Intellectuals?

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.

7 years ago
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Happy Birthday Social Science Bites!

SAGE’s Global Publishing Director, Ziyad Marar talks with Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds about the one year anniversary of Social Science Bites.

7 years ago
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The Myth of Academic Stardom

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.

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Property Crime, Violence and Recession

There is no inevitability in the rise in homicide, domestic and acquaintance violence in the coming year. Sadly, though, it would be more surprising if they did not increase than if they did.

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Signs of the Times

Tom Wolfe, Miami, and the shallowness of our image-driven modern life.

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