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Assassins in academia? New Zealand academics as critic and conscience of society

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Show simple item record Bridgman, T. 2014-12-15T03:12:47Z 2007 en_NZ 2014-12-15T03:12:47Z 2007 2007
dc.description.abstract This paper uses literature on the positioning of intellectuals in society to consider the enactment of the ‘critic and conscience’ role within New Zealand universities. The critic and conscience of society is a statutory obligation for universities but is seen to be threatened by a combination of market forces and challenges to the status of knowledge. Drawing on the work of Laclau and Mouffe, the identity of the ‘critical and engaged expert’ is constituted, which recognises the vital role that New Zealand academics can play as a force for democratic social change. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Sociology, 22(1) 2007 en_NZ
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dc.subject Social change, public role, critical management theory, universities, New Zealand en_NZ
dc.title Assassins in academia? New Zealand academics as critic and conscience of society en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Management School en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 150311 Organisational Behaviour en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Journal Contribution – Research Article en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder Sociological Association of Aotearoa en_NZ

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