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Palgrave Critical University Studies

Reclaiming the University for the Public Good

Experiments and Futures in Co-operative Higher Education

Editors: Noble, Malcolm, Ross, Cilla (Eds.)

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  • Offer concrete examples of alternative higher education
  • Asks how we can reclaim the university for the public good using co-operative structures
  • Argues the university sector is in crisis, evidenced by the 2017 UK Higher Education Research Act and the 2018 University and College Union strikes
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About this book

This book asks how we can reclaim the university for the public good. The editors and contributors argue that the sector is in crisis, accelerated by the passing of the UK Higher Education Research Act in 2017 and made visible during the University and College Union strikes in April 2018. In response to this, there are widespread demands to reclaim the university and protect education as a public good, using co-operative structures. Taking an interdisciplinary and social justice perspective, the editors and contributors offer concrete examples of alternative higher education: in doing so, analysing how the future of the university can be recovered. This intersectional volume discusses a broad range of approaches to higher education while disseminating new ideas. It will be of interest and value to those disenchanted with the current state of higher education in the UK and beyond, as well as activists and policy makers. 

About the authors

Malcolm Noble teaches and researches at Leicester Vaughan College, a Community Benefit Society, UK.

Cilla Ross is Vice-Principal of the Co-operative College CIO, UK.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Now Is the Time for Co-operative Higher Education

    Pages 1-22

    Noble, Malcolm (et al.)

  • Useable Pasts for a Co-operative University: As Different as Light from Darkness?

    Pages 23-43

    Woodin, Tom

  • Establishing and Sustaining Co-operative Universities and Co-operative Higher Education in International Contexts: Challenges and Possibilities

    Pages 45-66

    Benson, Amanda (et al.)

  • Prefiguring the Idea of the University: What Can Be Learned from Autonomous Learning Spaces That Have Experimented with No-Fee, Alternative Forms of Higher Education in the UK?

    Pages 67-89

    Saunders, Gary

  • The Social Science Centre, Lincoln: Free, Co-operative Higher Education

    Pages 91-107

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21625-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21624-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reclaiming the University for the Public Good
Book Subtitle
Experiments and Futures in Co-operative Higher Education
Editors
  • Malcolm Noble
  • Cilla Ross
Series Title
Palgrave Critical University Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21625-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21625-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21624-5
Series ISSN
2662-7329
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 271
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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