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Davydd J. Greenwood

This article summarises/analyses the higher education reforms proposed by the 'Spellings Commission' in the United States on quality assurance and accountability, and draws attention to the links I see between these reform proposals and the Bologna Process. I trace a brief history of the Spellings Commission and analyse it in order to produce questions for discussion about the 'parallel' processes of reform in higher education in the U.S. and Europe.

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Bringing the state back in

Corporate social responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector

Ståle Knudsen, Dinah Rajak, Siri Lange, and Isabelle Hugøy

. While both proponents and critics of CSR have focused on the “business case” for CSR, anthropological debates have stressed how private corporations mobilize the language and practice of CSR and sustainability as (neo-liberal) techniques to bypass the

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Holding Up Half the Sky

Global Narratives of Girls at Risk and Celebrity Philanthropy

Angharad Valdivia

Girls figure prominently as a symbol in global discourses of philanthropy. The use of girls from the Global South lends authority and legitimacy to Western savior neoliberal impulses, in which the logic of philanthropy shifts responsibility for

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Slowness as a Mode of Attention and Resistance

Playing with Time in Documentary Cinema and Disturbing the Rhythms of the Neoliberal University

Domitilla Olivieri

western academia, having become since the 1990s more and more affected by and part of neoliberal mechanisms of competition and productivity, increasingly represent a space and a “culture” that must be questioned if we are to approach the university as a

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Elisabet Dueholm Rasch, Floor van der Hout, and Michiel Köhne

, they are often involved in processes of contention related to the metrics-oriented neoliberal university, as well as to its underlying positivist, eurocentrist, and colonialist structures (see for example Datta 2018 ; Mountz et al 2015 ). The

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From the “state-idea” to “politically organized subjection”

Revisiting Abrams in times of crisis in Turkey and EU-Europe

Katharina Bodirsky

Fethullah Gülen, reputedly former allies of the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), from the police. They also included the SOMA massacre, where over 300 miners died as a consequence of the neoliberal regime of capital accumulation that the AKP

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Kaoru Miyazawa

Mille 1992 ). In neoliberal society, the bodies of young working-class minority women especially have been the significant sites of governance; states have various intervention programs to redeem them into being productive and reproductive citizens

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Knitted Naked Suits and Shedding Skins

The Body Politics of Popfeminist Musical Performances in the Twenty-first Century

Maria Stehle

as defined by the concerns of second-wave feminists. Body politics, as defined by Hester Baer, here functions as a term to describe “a heuristic for considering the disputed status of the (female) body within both neoliberalism and feminism today

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Infrastructures of progress and dispossession

Collective responses to shrinking water access among farmers in Arequipa, Peru

Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen

different social sciences, scholars are discussing whether or not the term “neoliberalism” (as well as “neoliberalization”) can be used to qualify and describe these processes ( Boelens and Vos 2012 ; Oré and Rap 2009 ; Lynch 2012 ) and similar processes