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    G.A.T.S. And Universities: Implications for Research.David E. Packham - 2003 - Science and Engineering Ethics 9 (1):85-100.
    The likely impact of applying the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) to higher education are examined. GATS aims to “open up” services to competition: no preference can be shown to national or government providers. The consequences for teaching are likely to be that private companies, with degree-awarding powers, would be eligible for the same subsidies as public providers. Appealing to the inadequate recently introduced “benchmark” statements as proof of quality, they would provide a “bare bones” service at lower (...)
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    Changing Cultures? Government Intervention in Higher Education 1987–93.Mary Tasker & David Packham - 1994 - British Journal of Educational Studies 42 (2):150-162.
    This article argues that the academic values associated with intellectual freedom are incommensurable with those of industry which permeate recent related government initiatives associated with enterprise education and quality audit and assessment. It concludes that if industrial values are implanted in universities, they will destroy the academic values on which open intellectual enquiry and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge depend.
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    Academic Freedom and 21st Century European Universities.David Packham - 2007 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 40:331-341.
    It is argued that university education has a moral and social function in society. Its purpose is to provide a liberal education , the development of new knowledge and the provision of trustworthy, disinterested research. To serve society in this way safeguards are necessary: a separation from the state, giving institutional autonomy and academic freedom in teaching and research. With the rise of extreme free market capitalism and the "knowledge society", these safeguards are being eroded: national governments, partly through the (...)
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    Ideology and Science: D. R. Alexander and R. L. Numbers : Biology and Ideology: From Descartes to Dawkins. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010, 453pp, £22.50 PB.David E. Packham - 2012 - Metascience 21 (1):171-174.
    Ideology and science Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-4 DOI 10.1007/s11016-011-9535-3 Authors David E. Packham, Materials Research Centre, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY UK Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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