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Modern Work and the Marketisation of Higher Education

By Gerbrand Tholen

Published

Sep 8, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447355281

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Sep 8, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447355274

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Sep 8, 2022

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447355304

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Modern Work and the Marketisation of Higher Education

Over recent decades, national Higher Education sectors across the world have experienced a gradual process of marketisation.

This book offers a new interpretation on why and how marketisation has taken place within England. It explores distinct assumptions on the nature of graduate work and how the graduate labour market drives the argumentation for more market and choice. Demonstrating the flaws in these assumptions - which are based on an idealised relationship between Higher Education and high-skilled work - this book fills an important need by questioning the current rationale for further marketisation.

Gerbrand Tholen is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at City, University of London.

1. Introduction

2. Dimensions of Marketisation

3. Policymaking in HE: Understanding the Economy

4. Policymaking in HE: Understanding Work and the Labour Market

5. Policymaking in HE: Human Capital

6. Graduate Work in Modern Capitalism

7. The Graduate Labour Market

8. Earnings

9. The Misinterpretation of Graduate Work

10. Conclusion