Call to Arms: The University as a Site of Militarised Capitalism and a Site of Struggle

Stavrianakis, Anna (2006) Call to Arms: The University as a Site of Militarised Capitalism and a Site of Struggle. Millennium, 35 (1). pp. 139-154. ISSN 0305-8298

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Student protests around the UK against university involvement with arms companies raise the question of the role of the university in contemporary society. This article discusses Bristol University as an illustrative case, focusing on its relationship with arms capital through its pension schemes and the research it carries out for arms companies and the military. It then documents and analyses student resistance to this relationship on the basis of opposition to the corporatisation of higher education in general and the militarisation of science and engineering in particular. The article then discusses universities as sites of social struggle and outlines potential strategies for activist academic practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Millennium - Journal of International Studies Online, 35 (1), 2006 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © Stavrianakis, Anna
Keywords: arms trade, corporatisation, militarisation, higher education, academic activism
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Anna Stavrianakis
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 18:08
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