Topic: Populism

The university in the populist age

By Steven Tufts and Mark Thomas

Right-wing populism threatens the future of higher education, but remaining passive and retreating to a disinterested vision of the university will actually […]

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Trump, Brexit, and the academy

By Peter Scott

There is some truth in the populist attack that the academy has sold-out to corporate interests and become inaccessible to many. Universities […]

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A populist wake-up call for universities

By Mark Kingwell

For many, universities do not represent opportunity or self-realization, but instead elite self-regard and academic exchanges in which they see no relevance. […]

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International students and Canada’s future on the right

By Grace Karram Stephenson

Populist and anti-immigrant sentiment in the US and UK means that more international students are coming to study at postsecondary institutions in […]

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Canada’s university administrators must pay attention to right-wing activism on campuses

By Steven Zhou

The surge in racism on university campuses is part of a broader right-wing awakening across the country. University administrators must counter these […]

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Global higher education, social solidarity, and the new nationalism

By Simon Marginson

Higher education serves both national and global interests in the pursuit of knowledge and student learning. Given populism’s nationalist roots, there is […]

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Populist citizen politics — Beyond the Manichean mindset

By Harry C. Boyte

A positive political alternative to the rise of demagogic populism will require a vibrant vision of democratic society and the empowerment of […]

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Sometimes it feels like we’re standing on a battlefied

By Graeme Stewart

Military metaphors are tired, no question. Orwell cautions that we should never use clichés that we are accustomed to seeing in print, […]

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