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The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education
The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education
by Andrew McGettigan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.40

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbingly Insightful, 22 Jun 2013
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There is no better concise overview of the government's higher education reforms in England than this. And nobody has a better understanding that Andrew McGettigan. This is a must read for all with a stake in higher education, whether they be students, academics, staff, or interested lay members of the public.

McGettigan lets the policies and evidence speak for themselves, but in doing paints a grave picture for the future of public education. The full implications of the revolutionary reforms taking place within the sector are understood by no-one, whilst those haphazardly deciding these policies of creative destruction have done so in a purposefully complex and murky manner.

I simply hope that this book helps awaken more people to the extent and implications of these changes, and provide them with the necessary understandings to begin to resist.


Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Colin Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly insightful. Insightfully brilliant., 22 Nov 2012
Ward has succeeded in presenting anarchist ideas in a short, digestible form that is quite simply brilliant.

I cannot recommend this book any more highly.

Anarchism is a commonly overlooked and derided philosophy, yet has played and will continue to play a significant part in world history. Arguable to a much greater degree, particularly when you consider the methods of some of the most significant contemporary social movements. This book is a great stepping stone in to the subtle and provocative world of anarchist thought.


Anarchism and Education (Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education (Numbered))
Anarchism and Education (Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education (Numbered))
by Judith Suisa
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly insightful overview., 3 Nov 2012
This sums it up for me:

"This little book ties together loose strands of anarchist political philosophy and contemporary progressive educational theory into a cohesive, concise examination of the history, thought, and practice of this radical social project. Equal parts an examination and exculpation of social anarchist theory in general and an investigation into what "anarchist education" looks like, I've never read anything like it. Highly recommended, even - and perhaps especially - for those sceptical of anarchism as a viable political philosophy."


What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto
What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto
by Federico Campagna
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.49

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An eclectic selection, 3 Nov 2012
A real mix, but well worth dipping in and out of. Guaranteed to start your mind wondering one way or another.


Counterpower
Counterpower
by Tim Gee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.76

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read, handy concept, 3 Nov 2012
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Fun read, great concepts for those who are new to campaigning - and a very handy way of framing movements for those who have more experience. Covers some pretty key historical moments (UK centric) in a quick, digestible manner.


Aftermath: The Cultures of the Economic Crisis
Aftermath: The Cultures of the Economic Crisis
by Manuel Castells
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £36.80

4.0 out of 5 stars Very insightful, though some essays let the rest down., 3 Nov 2012
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I particularly enjoyed "Surfing the Crisis: Cultures of Belonging and Networked Social Change" (Cardoso and Jacobetty) and "Beyond the Crisis: The Emergence of Alternative Economic Practices" (Conill, Castells, Cardenas and Servon).


The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fantastic, 7 July 2012
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Essential reading, a gripping and powerfully readable account of contemporary neoliberal capitalism. Warning: it has the potential to leave you raging.


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A basic graphic calculator., 22 May 2009
Not brilliant, a basic graphic calculator that does what it says on the tin. The screen resolution is a bit small so graphs are not brilliant quality. I'm still working my way through the 200 page manual to see all its functions. But there are quite a number of beter graphics out there. They're just more expensive, so have a go on a friends first.


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