Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education

Neoliberal Policies of Funding and Management

  • Suman Gupta
  • Jernej Habjan
  • Hrvoje Tutek

Part of the Palgrave Critical University Studies book series (PCU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Suman Gupta, Jernej Habjan, Hrvoje Tutek
    Pages 1-20
  3. The Political Economy of Higher Education Policy Initiatives Now

  4. Management and Leadership Against Academic Freedom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Richard Allen, Suman Gupta
      Pages 81-102
  5. Generation Gaps and Economic Dependency in Academic Life

  6. The Scope of Collective Action in Academia

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-252

About this book


Palgrave Critical Universities Studies

Series Editor: John Smyth, University of Hudderfield, UK

This book explores how the kinds of world-wide restructurings of higher education and research work that are underway today have not only increased employment insecurity in academia but may actually be producing unemployment both for those within academia and for graduate job-seekers in other sectors. Recent and current re-organisations of higher education and research work, and re-orientations of academic life (as students, researchers, teachers) generally, which are taking place around the world, achieve exactly the opposite of what they claim: though ostensibly undertaken to facilitate employment, these moves actually produce unemployment both for those within academia and for graduate job-seekers in other sectors.


Academia University Neoliberalism Austerity Employment

Editors and affiliations

  • Suman Gupta
    • 1
  • Jernej Habjan
    • 2
  • Hrvoje Tutek
    • 3
  1. 1.English DepartmentLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Slovenian Academy of Sciences and ArtsLjubljanaSlovenia
  3. 3.University of ZagrebDepartment of EnglishMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-49323-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49324-8
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