Anticipating Policy And The Logics Of Practice: Australian Institutional And Academic Responses To The Globalising “quality Research” Agenda

Jill Blackmore
Vol 27, Number 1-2, p.87
Research assessment is now an international trend. This article mobilises a critical policy sociology informed by Bourdieu to unpack the differential effects of research policy shifts in Australia on universities, academics and the field of educational research. It argues in anticipating policy moves – from surveying the logics of practice that have emerged elsewhere from research assessment – that institutional, individual and field responses, while specific to the Australian policy context and mix, have assumed a logic of practice counterproductive to “quality” research, education as a field, and equity