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Looting the university

Sussex occupation over privatization
by and / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / News

The recent campaign at the University of Sussex against the outsourcing of 235 non-academic jobs has confronted certain organizational and ideological limitations of the struggles in higher education so far. It constitutes an escalation of the anti-privatization movement in the UK. Porters, security, catering, maintenance, and other non-academic staff at the university face …


Who let the dogs out?

The privatization of higher education
by / RP 174 (Jul/Aug 2012) / Commentary

In April last year, I framed my article on ‘New Providers’ in relation to the delay surrounding the publication of the government’s White Paper for Higher Education (HE). That was caused by a combination of factors, but chiefly the need to fix a hole in the proposals for student loan financing; and additional …


Of course… however

by / RP 172 (Mar/Apr 2012) / Review

Michael Bailey and Des Freedman, eds, The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance, Pluto Press, London, 2011. 200 pp., £14.99 pb., 978 0 74533 191 1.

Matthew Charles

The conceptual poles that orient the collection of essays edited by Des Freedman and Michael Bailey in The Assault on Universities are, …


The Chilean winter

by / RP 171 (Jan/Feb 2012) / Commentary

Since the beginning of 2011, student mobilizations in Chile have occupied the centre of public debate. On the one hand, most of the population, along with most of the political parties currently opposed to Sebastián Piñera’s government, agree on the crisis of secondary and higher education in a country that has been …


Student problems (1964)

Dossier: The Althusser–Rancière Controversy (with an introduction by Warren Montag)
by / RP 170 (Nov/Dec 2011) / Article, Dossier, The Althusser–Rancière Controversy

What are the theoretical principles of Marxism that should and can come into play in the scientific analysis of the university milieu to which students, along with teachers, research workers and administrators, belong?* Essentially, the Marxist concepts of the technical and social divisions of labour. Marx applied these principles in the analysis of …


Devolving public universities

Lessons from America
by / RP 169 (Sep/Oct 2011) / Commentary

It is easy enough to be fatalistic about the current funding situation in higher education. US public universities have locked themselves into a model that has led to the slashing of public funding off and on for thirty years and that has been forcing public universities towards an ever-growing dependence on private money. …


Against Education Cuts

by , and / RP 166 (Mar/Apr 2011) / News

Reports from the protests by those campaigning against the cuts to educations, including Nina Power on the centrality of women.


The performative without condition

A university sans appel
by and / RP 162 (Jul/Aug 2010) / Article

‘Responsibility’ and the homonymy of autonomy

‘Take your time but be quick about it, because you don’t know what awaits you’, said French philosopher Jacques Derrida in 1998 at Stanford.1 Indeed. He would not have expected to be cited like this by Valérie Pécresse, French Minster for Higher Education and Research, in January …


Dossier On Universities

by , and / RP 162 (Jul/Aug 2010) / Article

The University and the Plan: Reflections from Vienna

The immediate causes of the current protests by students, lecturers and academic researchers in Europe are contingent; they are directed at individual educational institutions or administrators, and the demands they make are capable of being met over the short term.* But on a second level, one that …


Strategies for language?

by / RP 119 (May/Jun 2003) / News


Compulsory downshifting

by / RP 101 (May/Jun 2000) / News


Women philosophers and the RAE

by / RP 088 (Mar/Apr 1998) / News


Dearing revalued

by / RP 088 (Mar/Apr 1998) / Extras


Dearing Boring

The massification of higher education
by / RP 087 (Jan/Feb 1998) / Commentary


Dictating research: Feminist philosophy and the RAE; The case of economics

by , and / RP 085 (Sep/Oct 1997) / News


Who are my peers?

The Research Assessment Exercise in Philosophy
by / RP 083 (May/Jun 1997) / Commentary


Victory At Swansea

Visitor's Report Reinstates Rebel Lecturers
by / RP 065 (Autumn 1993) / News


A’ Level Philosophy; The Church Is In Danger

by , , , , , , and / RP 054 (Spring 1990) / Extras


The ‘A’ Level Canon

by / RP 048 (Spring 1988) / Commentary


Eduction for Industry

by / RP 019 (Spring 1978) / Article

Unlike other old folk who reach such an advanced age, compulsory universal education in England has not celebrated its centenary with a telegram of congratulations from the Queen. On the contrary, the Prime Minister, to say nothing of a range of lesser luminaries from the Secretary for Education down, has suggested that the quality of …