Education towards heteronomy: a critical analysis of the reform of UK universities since 1978 - James Gordon Finlayson and Danny Hayward
A detailed history of higher education reform in the UK. Looks at how universities have been increasingly subordinated to the economy and the state.
N.b. while libcom does not share the authors' apparent support for 'democracy and the rule of law' - with a university-centred 'civil society' as a third sphere alongside market and state - this is a useful account for understanding recent higher education reform and as background to the UK student protests of 2010.
An edition of the Novara radio show in discussion with Danny Hayward looking at 'Full Work Utopias' and recent variants of vulgar Keynesianism which seek to situate themselves as 'solutions' to the current global financial crisis.
Novara - a weekly show on Resonance FM discussing political theory, practice and aesthetics. Discussions and interventions will be with workers, theorists, students and activists. Hosted by Aaron Peters.