Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education

Due out in August 2017... "This book critically analyses intellectual leadership in the university, exploring ongoing efforts from around the world to create alternative models for organizing higher education and the production of knowledge. Its authors offer their experience and views from inside and beyond the structures of mainstream higher education, in order to reflect … Continue reading Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education

Democratically controlled, co-operative higher education

I have a short piece on co-operative higher education published on the openDemocracy¬†website. If you're aware of my work you'll find little that is new. However, it was written partly in response to the recent student occupations which consistently demand greater democracy in the running of their universities but do not seem to have a … Continue reading Democratically controlled, co-operative higher education

Marx on individualism, equality and democracy

As I've mentioned before, I am one of several scholars participating in the Social Science Centre's course on 'Co-operation and education'. This week (week five), we were discussing co-operative values and principles, with a particular focus on 'autonomy' (4th principle) and 'democracy' (2nd principle). The reading for this week was Ian MacPherson's 'Speech Introducing the … Continue reading Marx on individualism, equality and democracy