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Am I a (Good) Neoliberal?

In a recently published paper in the Journal of Sociology (2018a), I sought to describe how something as abstract as a political rationality is experienced in the everyday lives of scholars. 1,092 more words

Higher Education

Amazon on the Chattahoochee: Why Atlanta Might* Win the HQ2 Battle

Amazon recently announced that Atlanta had made the shortlist of cities that might land the online retail giant’s “second headquarters,” a sequel to its original home in Seattle.  1,383 more words


President Oprah?

Oprah 2020?  In America, yes, it is conceivable.  When a belligerent and dubiously successful businessman and reality TV celebrity can become President of the United States, there is no reason to suppose that a narcissistic billionaire TV talk show host can’t potentially run for the office as well, and plausibly win. 614 more words


This is a ‘must watch’.  Explains the mechanism seen across London and other big cities of social cleansing. It’s the same one as is being used on the NHS, education, Fire service, police etc….

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(HT https://skwawkbox.org/2017/10/25/nhs-campaigner-stefanovic-sets-hunts-twitter-schooling-to-video/)

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Re-posted with kind permission from Progressive Pulse 14th October 2014 Authors:

David Laws, Consultant Anaesthetist, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP…

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Hegemony and education under neoliberalism: Insights from Gramsci

Based in a holistic exposition and appraisal of Gramsci’s writings that are of relevance to education in neoliberal times, this book—rather than simply applying Gramsci’s theories to issues in education—argues that education constitutes the leitmotif of his entire oeuvre and lies at the heart of his conceptualization of the ancient Greek term ‘hegemony’ that was used by other political theorists before him. 104 more words