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Collective editorial on the neoliberal university

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This collective editorial on the neoliberal university follows eight days of strike action at sixty UK universities called by the University and College Union (UCU) in two separate legal disputes, one on pensions and one on pay and working conditions. Anticipating the recent labor strike after previous industrial disputes in 2018 at UK universities, the work included here emanates from two dialogues at the Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) in summer 2019, a public meeting called Protest Pub and a conference session on the neoliberal subject and the neoliberal academy. After an opening statement by the editors, this collective endeavor begins with the urgent collaborative action of graduate students and early-career academics and is followed by reflections on life in the neoliberal academy from those involved in the dialogues at the NGM 2019 in Trondheim. Additionally, the editorial introduces the content of the present issue.

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Author(s): Riding J, Kallio KP, Behroozi P, Berg LD, Brackebusch A, Derksen M, Ducs J, Henriksen IM, Huijbens EH, Jakobsen TS, Jones M, Magusin H, Parker A, Peak A, Pyyry N, Refstie H, Smeplass E, Tao H, Thorshaug RØ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Fennia: International Journal of Geography

Year: 2019

Volume: 197

Issue: 2

Pages: 171-182

Online publication date: 31/12/2019

Acceptance date: 20/12/2019

Date deposited: 22/10/2020

ISSN (electronic): 1798-5617

Publisher: Geographical Society of Finland


DOI: 10.11143/fennia.88578


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