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By Michael Bailey, Des Freedman

With investment cuts good less than approach and lots of associations already promising to cost the utmost £9,000 every year institution cost, collage schooling for almost all is below danger. This ebook exposes the genuine explanations in the back of the government's programme and offers the analytical instruments to struggle it.

Widespread pupil protests and occupations, usually supported by way of employees, unions and society at huge, exhibit the public's competition to investment cuts and cost raises. The participants to this sharp, well-written assortment, a lot of whom are energetic contributors within the anti-cuts flow, define what is at stake and why it concerns. They argue that collage schooling is changing into more and more skewed in the direction of vocational levels, which devalues the humanities and social sciences – topics that permit creativity and political inquiry to flourish.

Released first and foremost of the hot educational yr, this publication should be on the center of debates round the way forward for larger schooling within the united kingdom and past, inspiring either new and professional activists within the struggle for the soul of our universities.

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And these are the people who ‘manage’ universities. So British universities have become vehicles for the further development of corporate capitalism, whose real and present threat to diversity of all kinds extends to universities as well as tropical rain forests, as it prizes measurable growth, a quick fix and the bottom line. Ironically, at the level of whole societies the ‘private enterprise’ of corporate capitalism is grossly inefficient, apart from maximising profits for individual companies and seeking routes to oligopoly and monopoly through the corruption of the political process.

Vocational ‘social work’ courses constitute an obvious practical expression of this. Marxism could not be ignored by sociology. Instead, its revolutionary content was destroyed by its dismemberment. Sociology’s treatment of Marxism mirrors its treatment of social reality. Society is fragmented into a set of more or less self-contained, self-referential worlds of social experience.  33 knowledge of society into the following categories: social stratification; power, politics and the state; poverty; education; work, unemployment and leisure; organisations and bureaucracy; families and households; sex and gender; crime and deviance; religion; methodology; and sociological theory.

Others are partial and selective accounts of recent history, chosen because they fit a larger world view. Uncovering the missing narratives … the Ministry of Truth unveiled One misleading narrative regards the size of the state. It is often shown that public expenditure as a proportion of GDP has gone up steadily over the last century. In 1900 it was roughly 14 per cent and by 2010 it was 45 per cent. In 1997, when New Labour took over, it was just over 38 per cent. The implication is that the state has grown too large, and that left-leaning governments expand public spending too much.

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