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COVID-19: A Neoliberal Nirvana?

Watermeyer, Richard; Raaper, Rille; Borras Batalla, Margarida

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Richard Watermeyer

Margarida Borras Batalla



Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the operation of universities around the world. A transition to online platforms and remote forms of working as a consequence of national lockdown measures and campus closures has produced new labour challenges for academic faculty. This article makes use of 12 months of reporting from the academic trade press related to the experience of the pandemic in the UK higher education sector. Accounts published within Times Higher Education signpost the accelerating and accentuating effects of COVID-19 as it relates to universities’ neoliberalization; corporate managerialism within UK universities; and academic work precarization and work-based inequities.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 31, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 4, 2022
Publication Date 2022-09
Deposit Date Jul 4, 2022
Publicly Available Date Feb 7, 2023
Journal Critical Criminology
Print ISSN 1205-8629
Electronic ISSN 1572-9877
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 3
Pages 509-526
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-022-09652-x
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1199932

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