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The Hedge-Fund Driven Neoliberal University in a Time of Crisis

There can be little doubt that neoliberalism has undermined, if not crippled, the notion of higher education as a democratic public sphere – a protective and courageous space where students can speak, write, and act from a position of agency and informed judgment. This should be a space where education does the bridging work of […]

Full Citation Information:
Giroux, H. A. (2024). The Hedge-Fund Driven Neoliberal University in a Time of Crisis. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-hedge-fund-driven-neoliberal-university-in-a-time-of-crisis/

Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. Henry is one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, and has written extensively on public pedagogycultural studiesyouth studieshigher educationmedia studies, and critical theory, winning many awards. His interviews on neoliberalism appear in Truthout.  Henry is past co-Editor-in-chief of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.  In 2002 Routledge named him as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.


Article Feature Image Acknowledgement: Protesters gathered at the Usdan Student Centre at Brandeis, call on the university to divest from fossil fuels. (Robin Lubbock, https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/02/13/divestment-fossil-fuels-harvard-mit-d2f2)

On Academic Freedom

The Crisis of Higher Education in the Post-Truth Era

Freedom to teach and freedom to learn (Lehrfreiheit and Lernfreiheit) are often regarded as important for research universities that compete for global reputation and intellectual talents. However, as markets and hierarchies reorient higher learning for status goods, freedom and responsibility emerge as a conflictual dichotomy at most universities that follow the Humboldtian model. Defining a […]

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Jackson, L., & Oleksiyenko, A. V. (2021). On Academic Freedom: The Crisis of Higher Education in the Post-Truth Era. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/on-academic-freedom/

Liz Jackson

Liz Jackson is Professor of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong and is PESA Past President and a Fellow of PESA. Liz is an editor for New Directions in the Philosophy of Education Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice, and Deputy Editor for Educational Philosophy and Theory. She has written, Muslims and Islam In US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism; and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education.

Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko

Anatoly Oleksiyenko is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He coordinates the MEd (Higher Education) programme and researches in the areas of globalization and higher education, and academic leadership and organization. His most recent book is Academic Collaborations in the Global Marketplace (Springer, 2019).

A trust reading list

One consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Australia has been a resurgence of trust in Australian institutions, a resurgence that has not been so evident in some other societies. Some questions remain. Whether this trust is maintained in general. Whether the Australian university sector suffers long-term funding harm and loss of trust as a result […]

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Haynes, B. (2021). A trust reading list. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/a-trust-reading-list-2/

Bruce Haynes

Bruce Haynes, FPESA, FPE, is retired after 34 years in teacher education and 50 years of PESA membership. He is founding member, a past president and fellow of PESA, and been always been active member. PESA honours him and Felicity by holding a named lecture at conference. His 2009 papers, in the Educational Philosophy and Theory special issue, Celebration of PESA 40 years, include Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia: The official record, and PESA and I: A long engagement, tell us a lot more about his contribution to PESA.