Dancing on a Double Edged Sword: Sustainability within University Corp.

  • Larch Maxey Department of Geography, School of the Environment and Society Swansea University
Keywords: Sustainability, corporatization, academia, neo-liberalism, radical critique

Abstract

This paper explores the two-way relationship between sustainability and the accelerating corporatisation of academia. It shows that ‘sustainability’ is capable of being mobilised to serve neo-liberal interests and further drive this corporatisation. However, the paper also argues that within the discourses and practices of sustainability lies a radical critique of the very neo-liberalism which seeks to exploit it. Moving beyond a binary framing of sustainability vs corporatisation the paper urges a wider and more active engagement with the double edged sword of sustainability within the corporate university.
How to Cite
Maxey, L. (1). Dancing on a Double Edged Sword: Sustainability within University Corp. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 8(3), 440-453. Retrieved from https://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/842