Knowledge as Power, Knowledge as Capital: A Political Economy Critique of Modern 'Academic Capitalism'

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    Abstract

    We are constantly reminded that we live in a 'knowledge society, and indeed that with a 'knowledge economy' a nation's international competiveness is directly linked to its ability to innovate, out-compete and successfully commercialise knowledge. INcreasingly, research within universities is being directed, incetivized and ultimately disciplined towards clear 'economic' priorities. This article offers a critical analysis - employing a broad political economy approach - of the ways in which research within universities and other places of higher learning has become increasingly orientated towards a narrow set of economic goals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14-25
    Number of pages12
    JournalThe Irish Review
    Volume43
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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