Academic Capitalism or Convivialist Academia?

Current developments in academia are going against the idea of a convivialist university. Universities are ranked and put into a worlwide hierarchy, competitive funding erodes the friendly competition among researchers (based on gifts), a managerial logic is implemented, and universites are increasingly seen as mere assets in global economic competition. A really good starting point for debates around these questions is Richard Münch’s book ‘Academic Capitalism’. Sociologist Münch is an outspoken critic of these developments and has analyzed them in depth.

Have a look at the book: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415840149

Here’s  a review of Münch’s volume: http://www.soclabo.org/index.php/laboratorium/article/view/479/1213

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