This Does Not Represent the Views of the University

I know that I am not the first person to ask this, but when did universities start having “views”? When some professors indulge their rights to free speech or put academic freedom into practice, they can sometimes express views that some members of the public find controversial, distasteful, or reprehensible. In such cases, one frequently reads their […]

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A Neoliberal Coup: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

The following is a series of extracts from Mathieu Guerin’s chapter, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wage Labour: The American Legislative Exchange Council and the Neoliberal Coup,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 121-145: Overview: Mathieu Guerin produces a fascinating investigation and theoretical discussion of […]

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University of East London Shuts Down Alternative G20 Summit

Thanks to Lorenz Khazaleh at antropologi.info for alerting me to this news yesterday, “University Cancels Alternative G20 Summit – Academics Occupy University of East London.” (Also see Lorenz’s posts: “Financial crisis: Anthropologists lead mass demonstration against G20 summit,” and ” ‘Intolerant Universities’: Anthropology professor Chris Knight suspended over G20-activism.”) ••••••• ••••••• ••••••• ••••••• ••••••• The […]

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