Craven collaboration

March 31, 2011

The Arts and Humanities Research Council's decision to accede to the government's diktat to focus research on the "Big Society" is outrageous. It is bad enough that the coalition's market fundamentalists should ape Stalin in their attitudes to civil society; the AHRC's collaboration is even worse, threatening as it does the integrity of every academic in the field. We should boycott this craven body and those of us who are members should resign.

Bob Brecher, University of Brighton, Member, AHRC Peer Review College

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