This book considers how a culture of competitive accountability in UK higher education produces multiple tensions, contradictions and paradoxes that are destabilizing and deleterious to the work and identities of academics as research scientists. It suggests the potential of a new discourse of scientific accountability, that frees scientists and their public communities from the absurdities and profligacy of performativity and managerial governmentality encountered in the REF and an impact agenda - the noose of competitive accountability - and a more honest and meaningful public contract.
Edward Elgar Publishing; July 2019
- ISBN: 9781788976138
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Competitive Accountability in Academic Life
- Author: Richard Watermeyer
Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing