The Retreat from the Critical: Social Science Research in the Corporatised University

Australian Universities Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp 5-10, 2008

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-35

7 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2008 Last revised: 11 Oct 2009

Date Written: December 10, 2008

Abstract

This paper considers how the contemporary environment is inducing a less critical approach towards research and impacting on academic freedom. It argues that it is not only the interventionist acts of Ministers and terror censorship that academics need to worry about, for the need to satisfy funding bodies is more insidiously exercising a depoliticising effect on research.

Keywords: Research, Social Sciences, University, Corporatisation

Suggested Citation

Thornton, Margaret, The Retreat from the Critical: Social Science Research in the Corporatised University (December 10, 2008). Australian Universities Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp 5-10, 2008, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 08-35, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1314548 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1314548

Margaret Thornton (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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