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The rise and rise of managerialism

The gradual decline of collegiality and its replacement by managerialism is starting to worry, not just our own academics, but also many people in the world's universities, writes Giles Pickford, who once played a bishop in 'Murder in the Cathedral' ...

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Why can’t a university be more like a business?

To understand a university properly we should note that they are like self-assembling molecules, and are therefore chaotic, inner-directed, uncontrollable and indestructible, writes Giles Pickford. Every now and then governments try to tackle the question of managing universities more like ...

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