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School’s back: how the neoliberal “privatization of risk” explains the deadly decision to re-open campuses

Kaiser, Zachary (2020) School’s back: how the neoliberal “privatization of risk” explains the deadly decision to re-open campuses. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

There have been at least 130,000 cases and at least 70 COVID related deaths at American colleges and universities since the pandemic begun. Yet, university campuses reopened in the Fall and continue as though the status quo must be maintained at all costs. Zachary Kaiser argues that this is reflective of the neoliberal privatisation of risk that is characteristic of the neoliberal higher education environment in the United States. This is a situation where students and employees are required to shoulder the financial and, now health risks, facing institutions. The COVID context demonstrates that this cycle is at a breaking point and radical solidarity is needed in its place.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 11:21
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107200

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