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When public good exchanged to private gain: neoliberalism, higher education and social inequality

Public higher education has a long history, with its growth associated with mass higher education and the extension of a social right to education from secondary schooling to university education. Following the rise in student numbers since the 1970s, the … Continue reading

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Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK

While women’s engagement and outcomes in the labour market have progressed, the work they do and the remuneration they receive does not reflect personal qualifications relative to men. Why? Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK  provides an extensive … Continue reading

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Inspiring Victory of Grassroots Activism: Chile to Have Free Higher Education

Due to enduring civil, student-led protests, Chile to have free higher education. This is a huge victory to grassroots activism and social movements. The ‘Chilean Winter’ started in August 2011. A series of ongoing student-led protests across Chile have been sweeping throughout the … Continue reading

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The Social and Political Evolution of the Chilean Clientelism

Written by Professor Juan Rolando Monroy (LACCS-UK) The Chilean clientelism is rooted in the evolution of the country political system from 1831-1861. Clientelism was managed by a group of landowners, a conservative ruling class, which created an authoritarian system, without interferences of military … Continue reading

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Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being

Identity Economics provides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities–and not just economic incentives–influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent … Continue reading

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