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The Toxic University: Zombie Leadership, Academic Rock Stars and Neoliberal Ideology (Palgrave Critical University Studies)
The Toxic University: Zombie Leadership, Academic Rock Stars and Neoliberal Ideology (Palgrave Critical University Studies)
by John Smyth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £66.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks John Smyth!, 25 Aug. 2017
The book itself is a work that all academics and those interested in education should read. If one wonders why our institutions of higher education have been hijacked by powerful vested and financailised interests of a neoliberal nexus (senior leadership of universities - politics - finance - media /publishers), then read this book. Smyth develops a well informed critique using various literature based frameworks.

The paradox is a publisher that supports critical perspectives in social theory and then hides behind the facade of a financialised publishing business, taking control of other people's work for shareholder value or the profit motif, fails to pay the academic appropriately (again portraying publishers as an aid to academics in distributing their work as if it's a favour), and pricing it at such a level that it becomes inaccessible - bring forth open source publishing and a reorganisation of this egrigious market and political control of research.

Resistance is required from an organised group of academics, technical innovation should be encouraged to disrupt financialised motives and if necessary, stop teaching and publishing research as money, funding and league tables is what senior management listen too, not well crafted ideas or critique of the system. Take action!


Strongbow Pint Glasses CE 20oz / 568ml - Set of 4 | Toughened Draft Cider Glasses, Arc Fully Tempered Pint Glasses
Strongbow Pint Glasses CE 20oz / 568ml - Set of 4 | Toughened Draft Cider Glasses, Arc Fully Tempered Pint Glasses
Offered by BeerGlassHouse
Price: £16.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good product but expensive., 9 Mar. 2013
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Expensive, but were for a joke present so worth the laugh the glasses raised. Not a repeat purchase item really.


After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform
After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform
by Ewald Engelen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!!, 9 Mar. 2013
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Top drawer academic read. Different perspective on the financial crisis asking thereafter to think on a socio political level for answers rather than the more orthodox argument on crisis of hubristic elite, complex product, technological disaster, financial engineering, and regulatory failure. We must look to develop standards of both international accounting and international and regulation governing on a global level that all countries buy into in our now globalised world, only this can provide a framework for the future.


14 Lineaeffe Fishing Pole Floats
14 Lineaeffe Fishing Pole Floats
Offered by Fishing Republic Company UK
Price: £9.74

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pole Floats Average, 12 Sept. 2012
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These floats will do the job, however I found that the leader from the pole elastic to the float on every rig was way to long so they all need to be cut and news loops made. Floats are reasonable quality. Knots are well tied as I have landed double figure carp on these rigs. If they are carp rigs then not sure why there are size 20 hooks which are useless for larger baits and fish. Not bad for cheap money, but you will need to amend rig lengths and tie new hooks on some lines.
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1881 for Men Intense by Nino Cerruti Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml
1881 for Men Intense by Nino Cerruti Eau de Toilette Spray 100ml

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Aftershave!, 4 Dec. 2010
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This is a solid every day aftershave that has served me well for years - good price on here too. Thanks.


Energizer Industrial Battery Long Life LR03 1.5V AAA Ref 623862 [Pack 24]
Energizer Industrial Battery Long Life LR03 1.5V AAA Ref 623862 [Pack 24]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Batteries!, 4 Dec. 2010
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Very good product at a great price - I like the fact that the batteries energy is consistent until it dies, there is no gradual drain, brilliant. Will be back again for sure! Thanks.


Felix Sensations Fish Steaklets in Jelly 12 x 100 g (Pack of 4, Total 48 Pouches)
Felix Sensations Fish Steaklets in Jelly 12 x 100 g (Pack of 4, Total 48 Pouches)
Offered by Pet Things
Price: £38.82

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cats Love It!!, 4 Dec. 2010
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Our moggies love this product, it packs a real punch - great product, good price compared to supermarkets, and delivered on time - thanks, and we'll be back again!!


Felix Sensations Meaty Steaklets 12 x 100 g (Pack of 4, Total 48 Pouches)
Felix Sensations Meaty Steaklets 12 x 100 g (Pack of 4, Total 48 Pouches)
Offered by Health Style Emporium Ltd
Price: £26.49

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cats Love It!, 4 Dec. 2010
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Cats love this stuff, it delivers the punch for our moggies! Great product, good price for buying bulk, and delivered on time - thanks, will be back again!


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