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The Culture of Control in the Contemporary University

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The purpose of this chapter is to present a critique of the fundamental ideas of neoliberal university management, where the culture of control and the culture of evidence play key roles. It is based on the concepts of new public management as applied to universities, which have been reflected on in a critical management studies stream and other radical trends in social sciences. This chapter puts forward a question about the effectiveness of applied neoliberal management solutions and the legitimacy of their criticism under the radical trend in management, pedagogy and social sciences. Along with making public goods, such as health care, welfare and higher education, accessible to the general public in the twentieth century, the problem of growing costs of such services emerged as well.

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    The chapter is result of research grant NCN nr 2014/13/B/HS4/015812014/13/B/HS4/01581, “Quality Culture at University”, Jagiellonian University, 2015–2017. Grant has no restrictions that the publisher should be aware of.

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Chapter was written as a result of the research project No. 2014/13/B/HS4/01581 financed by the National Science Centre.

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Sułkowski, Ł. (2017). The Culture of Control in the Contemporary University. In: Izak, M., Kostera, M., Zawadzki, M. (eds) The Future of University Education. Palgrave Critical University Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46894-5_5

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