Tuesday, 4 January 2011

University, democracy and politicised knowledge

"The link between our postwar democracy and the traditional university - a link that seems almost attractive - is coming t an end. Two tendencies are competing with each other. Either increasing productivity is the sole basis of a reform that smoothly integrates the depoliticised university into the system of social labor and at the same time inconspicuously cuts its ties to the political, public realm. Or the university asserts itself within the political system."
- Jurgen Habermas, 1967

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