Academics, Neo-liberalism and English Higher Education: Decline and Fall

Ian Jamieson, Rajani Naidoo, Jürgen Enders

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The chapter examines the position of academics in English universities since the period when Halsey (Decline of donnish dominion: The British academic professions in the twentieth century. Clarendon Press, 1992) wrote his classic treatise on the decline of the English ‘don’. It surveys the effects of neo liberalism and of marketisation in higher education and the consequent introduction of performance management in research into universities. It asks the question of why there has been so little effective opposition to these measures from university leaders and academics and provides a series of research-based answers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigher Education Dynamics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameHigher Education Dynamics
ISSN (Print)1571-0378
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1923


  • Academic profession
  • England
  • Neoliberalism
  • Performance management in institutional research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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