Whackademia: An Insider's Account of the Troubled University

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A scathing insider exposé, this account lifts the lid on a higher education system that’s corporatized beyond recognition, steeped in bureaucracy, and dominated by marketing and PR imperatives rather than intellectual pursuit. Fearless, ferocious, and often funny, this exposes a world that stands in stark contrast to the slogans and mottos joyously promoted by Australia’s universities. Raising bold questions that go to the heart of Australian higher education, this is an unsentimental call for a reenlightened higher education sector that’s about more than just revenue, efficiencies, and corporate profile.

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Richard Hil is an honorary associate at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, the coauthor of Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage, and the coeditor of Surviving Care: Achieving Justice and Healing for the Forgotten Australians. His articles have been published in the Australian, Australian Universities Review, and Campus Review.

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