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How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang

Afonso, Alexandre (2013) How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (11 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Academic systems rely on the existence of a supply of “outsiders” ready to forgo wages and employment security in exchange for the prospect of uncertain security, prestige, freedom and reasonably high salaries that tenured positions entail. Drawing on data from the US, Germany and the UK, Alexandre Afonso looks at how the academic job market is structured in many respects like a drug gang, with an expanding mass of outsiders and a shrinking core of insiders.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2019 23:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72416

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