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The Retreat from the Critical: Social Science Research in the Corporatised University

Author(s): Margaret Thornton

This paper considers how the contemporary environment is inducing a less critical approach towards research and impacting on academic freedom. It argues that it is not only the interventionist acts of Ministers and terror censorship that academics need to worry about, for the need to satisfy funding bodies is more insidiously exercising a depoliticising effect on research.

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Research theme: Human Rights Law and Policy, Law and Gender, Legal Education, The Legal Profession

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