[Essay] Universities as Common Space? (C3 no.405)

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Francesco Zuddas

C3 no.405 pp.172-177 (6 pages)

 

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Universities as Common Space? _ Francesco Zuddas

Over half a century has passed since 1968, yet reaching consensus as to what a university should be, and how it should position itself in the construction of democratic, liberal societies, is still a difficult task. Trapped between praise for its potential to nurture a knowledge-based economy, and accusations of complicity with the logics of commodification that have turned even education into a monetized service, the university was already declared an institution in ruins in the mid 1990s. […]