Questions related to Neoliberalism
University institutions create a scenario where teaching is not committed with social transformation, but mainly with an aspiration towards elitism and the students´ contentment (students understood as “clientele”); research, on its turn, no longer seeks to meet the demands of our society (Sparkes, 2013). On the contrary, it follows the priorities set by foreign multinational companies (Berbegal-Mirabent & Ribeiro-Soriano, 2015). The quality and scientific value of the work is therefore defined by those companies that then lead an “impact culture” difficult to escape from.
Hence the challenges and difficulties that the Spanish university runs into whilst meeting the dynamic and interests of the markets (Berbegal-Mirabent & Ribeiro-Soriano, 2015), especially after its adaptation to the European Higher Education Area.
So, the question could be: Quality assessment systems for university teaching staff: a tool for improving the quality of the system, or an instrument for precariousness?
After literature research I have concluded the main neoliberal policies and practices in education. I want to use them in order to search whether or which policy recomendations included in the document can be defined as neoliberal, as well as reveal the neoliberal ideology behind them. Afterwards I will use my findings to search whether and how they have been introduced in education policy in Greece.
My hypothesis is that from 1980s onwards a neoliberal consensus emerged, favouring a liberal trade agenda and prescribing a reduced role for state actors in governing and managing socio-economic development.
The financial crisis of 2009 and now the Covid-19 pandemic have brought the state back in, bailing out financial institutions with public funds and ordering the closure of large parts of national economies (whilst subsidising income losses and keeping businesses afloat) - seemingly inconceivable developments 15 years ago.
I would be grateful for both: a) literature recommendations and b) further examples of state legislative intervention ('activism' particularly with regards to sustainability regulation and laws).
Many thanks in advance!
I'm working on my MA thesis. my topic is about neoliberalism in ELT textbooks used in Lebanon.
I wanted to use CDA as a methodology but I found difficulty in this method.
Now, I m thinking about qualitative content analysis, by just looking in the textbooks for examples of neoliberalism focusing on: Entrepreneurship and consumerism.
Is there another suitable method to conduct that?
Hello! I'm currently working on my thesis which investigate neoliberalism in ELT textbooks in Lebanon. However, I'm having difficulties in knowing what to actually look for in these textbooks. in other words, what are characteristics of neoliberalism that can be found in ELT textbooks? Is there a coding scheme?
Hello everyone. I'm an MA student and currently working on my thesis. However, i'm not able to understand how to actually ensure trustworthiness in my thesis.
I'm analyzing textbooks to see if they have neoliberalism ideologies in them using qualitative content analysis.
I thought of using frequency count in addition to qualitative content analysis, but it is not applicable in my case since most of the books I'm using in my analysis have neoliberalism themes conveyed implicitly.
What is another way of ensuring credibility?
I am writing an essay that will examine the negative impacts of globalization by criticizing the neoliberal paradigm through the lens of Russia during the 1990s.
We are planning to ensure that our strategic objectives suit the needs of the business sector. Nowadays, universities need to know how to build cooperation between science and society? Although companies have their R+D+i areas and labs Are Universities the key actors to improve the results of scientific research? Should Universities ensure that professionals trained by the universities meet the requirements of the business sector? To avoid that graduates from a profession delay too much in adapting to a job would it be Important that they practice a career in the corporate sector to ensure better performance?
In my country there is growing support for policies against neoliberalism. The "free market" is destroying education and science. The support for the formula Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner already has 9600 signatures. The video of the act: https://bit.ly/2YQDXCB. To sign, complete the form here: https://bit.ly/2RMNzs1. I retransmit what I received from the group Science and Technology Argentina (CyTA = https://cienciaytecnicaargentina.wordpress.com/).
What do colleagues in other parts of the world think?
I would like to analyse the ideological, economic and political theoretical foundations of Neo-liberalism in order to understand its impact and association with de detriment of social protection programs. Any suggestions?
The end of WW II signalled an era in which capitalism and communism as political ideologies polarized the world. When the USSR disintegrated, communism as a political idea also collapsed, leaving capitalism also in the lurch because there was nothing left to disagree about! Two decades further, we are talking of Neoliberalism - a heady mix of economic liberalisation with Human Rights and Democracy. Have capitalism and communism really lost their relevance or they have come together in the cauldron of Druid Getafix to be transformed into the 'magic potion' called Neoliberalism?
Neoliberalism is perceived as the opposite to effective social policy and administration. However, there are several countries (as Switzerland in the West and Estonia in the East) which pursue neoliberal policies but maintain good social indicators at the same time. What is Your opinion about this question?
It seems I have been mentioned as coauthor of some of Rolnik`s articles. I have only transalted to spanish her article on recent neoliberalism, financialization of housing rights.
When asked by you of Rachel´s authorship of her articles I wrongly clicked NO on the format, which makes everything still more confusing.
I AM NOT COAUTHOR OF ANY OF ROLNIK´S ARTICLES. I ONLY TRANSALTED ONE OF THEM. PLEASE HELP ME CLEAR THIS UP IN YOUR PAGE AND OTHERS .
WHAT MORE SHOULD I DO BESIDES SENDING THIS MESSAGE?
Is there any valid research or reliable investigative journalism about the ideological, moral, or economic connections between new religious movements (such as new age religions, Buddhist or Hindu-based cults, late trends in Evangelicalism) and free market and neoliberal ideologies?
I'm interested in student activism and social movements. For that reason I'm looking for diverse empiric research about the development of social movements for education. I've found about Chile, Canada, U.S.A and U.K but i'm interested in include other regions and counties.
I am studying the Latin America economic policies using the complexity perspective. My hypothesis is that in the cases of Neoliberal policies, there is a universal primacy to the market, but much differences in the other dimensions of the public policy. I attribute those differences significantly to the degree of complexity of the society.
We use such terms as the "left" and "democratic left," but what do these terms actually convey? Most conceptions, especially in the global south, concern not only redistribution of the existing economic pie, but also the expansion of this pie to allow more widespread prosperity in the future. But how do we reconcile this productivist orientation with the need to protect the environment and, in particular, limit the emission of greenhouse gasses?
The neoliberal reforms differences between Colombia and Mexico?
The remained exceptions to the nationalist comeback of 2001 to 2009 in Colombia and Mexico?
I have often wondered if funded research grants enhance or hinder research. With the five-year grant that I have received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, I have been able to hire research assistants, undertake research with technological support, participate in conferences, and be otherwise productive. However, I have also consecrated enormous energy to the administrative side of the equation, to training and supporting the research assistants, writing updates, reports and evaluations to maintain the grant, and also in developing the grant proposal. Of course, having empirical data is most helpful to publishing the work but I have also been engaged in several other initiatives that were not funded, and I have produced a reasonable amount of publications, collaborations, and other outcomes, such as reports, projects and related work, through these non-funded ventures. A colleague once mentioned to me that he would have never gotten tenure today because he has never received a research grant, and yet he is a well-known international scholar, highly esteemed in his area of expertise with some 50 published books. Thus, I feel the pressure to get grants, which can enhance one's career, and feed into the neoliberal notion of the contemporary university, because of the boxes on evaluation forms but wonder if one might be as productive, creative, conscientious and meaningful without the grant debacle circling overhead. Is there a third way whereby one's contribution might be equally valued and meaningful without the monetary strings being attached?
I am currently examining the transformation of community-based organizations related to the challenges of neoliberalisms and would welcome any suggestions about critical publications addressing the non-profit industrial complex and most specifically the so-called community-based segment.
I am interested in knowing of the practices, challenges, processes, benefits, outcomes, dynamics, etc. of those who have engaged in developing , or who have an interest in, international partnerships/networks, especially in relation to social justice/democracy/education. I am finding that there are many challenges, including language, technological synchronisation, funding, physical meetings, work distribution, groundwork in bringing people together, alignment of objectives, methods and means, dissemination of ideas, among others. However, the need and the potential for tangible, meaningful, critical work is enormous if the partnership/network can be effectively established, notably in relation to bringing into the fold disparate voices that may not be heard within the broader context in isolation. In other words, the partnership/network may value much more these local, contextualized concerns than the contrary, and the partnership/network may also be more effective in collectively moving the respective fields of study forward. Despite the factors mitigating against such work, the outcomes could lead to a much better understanding of broad, contextualized, comparative issues, research, realties, etc., and help connect the dots on such concerns as neoliberalism in education, social inequalities, and democracy in and through education. As I am working on developing such a partnership/network, I would be most interested in the insight and experiences of colleagues around the world.
The only one I am aware of is Dominant Social Paradigm Scale (Kilbourne & Carlson, 2008). Are there any alternatives?
The research is focused on members of radical communist (Marxist-Leninist) party.
Without forming a national central bank of its own, and thus reestablishing its own currency, how can Greece escape neo-liberal structural adjustment?
How can we unpack the heterogeneity of interests and preferences
across and within various types of corporate structures?
I am preparing a doctoral research proposal focusing on the transformation of a state owned media organization into a partially privatized company where the public acquired 47% shares after government sold on the stock exchange through rights issue. Government retains 53% ownership. However most of the literature on the transformation of state owned media refers to other mechanisms such as full privatization or private-public partnerships. Does anyone know where such partial privatization of state media has occurred other than in Uganda?
I will be conducting both a qualitative and quantitative research for a class in methods this semester for which your help will be greatly appreciated.
I have a suspicion that much international rights talk is based on European- and American-derived notions of hyperindividualism (characteristic of neoliberalism) that may be at odds with respect to collective care and responsibility (as found and practiced in some parts of the non-Western world).