Book review: British universities in the brexit moment: Political, economic and cultural implications

Julie Davies

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Abstract

One aim in reviewing Mike Finn’s book is to invite Management Learning readers to consider its key themes reflexively: a crisis of trust in experts and in neoliberalism and class/education divides. The purpose of this topical book is twofold. First, it is a historical analysis of the negative impacts Brexit has had, and is likely to have, on British universities. Second, and perhaps less convincingly, Finn discusses the purpose of the university and increasing marketisation of higher education (HE). The author connects these two themes by discussing the potential intellectual and cultural damage for universities and society in the United Kingdom resulting from ‘the Brexit moment’ with growing nationalism and increased government centralisation.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalManagement Learning
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Oct 2018

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Neoliberalism
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Management learning
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