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Book review: Dark academia: how universities die by Peter Fleming

Guo, Chelsea (2021) Book review: Dark academia: how universities die by Peter Fleming. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (12 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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In Dark Academia: How Universities Die, Peter Fleming explores the destructive impact of the bureaucratic and neoliberal structures of academia, which have turned universities into toxic workplaces. The book powerfully evokes despair and despondency at the loss of the intellectual environment promised of academics, writes Chelsea Guo, yet she questions whether the traditional academic institution has ever truly been a sanctuary for everyone. Dark Academia: How Universities Die. Peter Fleming. Pluto Press. 2021.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2021 14:30

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