The attack on education as a social right

Holmwood, John and Bhambra, Gurminder K (2012) The attack on education as a social right. South Atlantic Quarterly, 111 (2). pp. 392-401. ISSN 0038-2876

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Abstract

The essay addresses recent government proposals for higher education in England. It argues that they represent a neoliberal attack on the idea of public higher education. Where public higher education had previously been widely accepted as a social right and a condition of liberal citizenship, higher education is now to be understood as a private responsibility, an investment in human capital necessary to secure positional advantage in a deeply unequal society.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 08:54
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 08:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70670
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