Published in: openDemocracyUKThe AHRC and the 'Big Society': reflections on the neo-liberal takeover of the academy
Senior academics across the UK are taking action against the politicisation of research, in response to the announcement that Cameron's 'Big Society' is to be a research funding priority for the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Is this the beginning of a wider resistance from within the institutions against the neo-liberal attack on British universities?
Published in: openSecurityIraq and the fig-leaf of just war theory
Dissension over the legality of the Iraq war, and the history of western military interventions since 1945, reveals the paucity of international law's moral underpinnings. The article continues our series Lest we forget: remembering historic conflicts, openSecurity’s new editorial project in association with History & Policy, asking historians to reflect on wars gone by and the light they shed on present conflicts.