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Book review: competitive accountability in academic life: the struggle for social impact and public legitimacy by Richard Watermeyer

Kalpokas, Ignas (2020) Book review: competitive accountability in academic life: the struggle for social impact and public legitimacy by Richard Watermeyer. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Jan 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Competitive Accountability in Academic Life: The Struggle for Social Impact and Public Legitimacy, Richard Watermeyer critically explores the increasing quantification of academic life and the rise of the marketised competitive university. This book particularly succeeds in not only exploring the futility and counterproductiveness of quantified academic performance metrics, but also revealing how complicity among some academics allows these practices to become even more entrenched, writes Ignas Kalpokas.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 23:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103604

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