Social justice in a market order: graduate employment and social mobility in the UK

MORRISON, Andrew (2018). Social justice in a market order: graduate employment and social mobility in the UK. Critical Studies in Education, 1-16.

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Framed within a Gramscian analytical perspective, this article contrasts the ‘transparent neoliberalism’ of one of its leading organic intellectuals, Friederich Hayek, with one of the key discourses of ‘euphemized neoliberalism’ in the UK: higher education’s promise of social justice through social mobility. The article discusses the disjunctions between ideology and discourse but also between discourse and the reality of class-based unequal graduate employment outcomes in the UK. I then consider some recent policy proposals to redress such inequalities and scrutinize these in the light of Hayek’s views on social justice within a market economy. In the final section, I return to Gramsci to re-evaluate the continuing relevance of the concept of organic intellectuals in the light of debates around the shifting position of intellectuals within contemporary society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1301 Education Systems; 1608 Sociology; 1303 Specialist Studies In Education
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Page Range: 1-16
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 14:37
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 01:32

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