Equality and social justice : the university as a site of struggle

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dc.contributor.author Lynch, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author Crean, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Moran, Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-04T16:15:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-04T16:15:11Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-415-48663-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2493
dc.description.abstract Despite the proclaimed allegiance of most countries to the principles of equality enshrined in the UN Declaration on Human Rights, inequality is a pervasive feature of the global order. Yet, it is important not to be overwhelmed by the scale of global injustice. In every country there is resistance to power and privilege, with people working at many levels to create more equal societies. In this paper we will summarise the reasons why we came to establish Equality Studies in UCD almost 20 years ago as one way of responding to injustices (for a more detailed discussion see Lynch, 1995), and why in 2005, we further institutionalised an academic space for this work by forming a School of Social Justice, and a network of scholars from across the University who are committed to research and teaching in social justice to form the Egalitarian World Initiative (EWI) network www.ewi.ie . We begin by explaining why universities have a particular remit to challenge injustice and why it is important for them to retain that responsibility in a market-led era in higher education. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.relation.ispartof Apple, M., Ball, S.J. and Gandin, L.A. (eds.). The Routledge International Handbook of Sociology of Education en
dc.subject Neo-liberalism en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject Resistance en
dc.subject Social justice en
dc.subject Public interest en
dc.subject Role of university en
dc.subject.lcsh Equality--Study and teaching en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher en
dc.subject.lcsh Public interest en
dc.subject.lcsh Neoliberalism en
dc.title Equality and social justice : the university as a site of struggle en
dc.type Book Chapter en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Lynch|Kathleen|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Crean|Margaret|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Moran|Marie|aut| en
dc.description.admin 18 months embargo until 8th May 2011; Bib info of larger work : http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415486637/ - AV 17/9/2010 ed,ti,ke.kpw1/10/10 M.D. done - OR 04/10/10 en

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