Academic Conferences as Neoliberal Commodities by Donald J Nicolson

By Donald J Nicolson

This e-book empirically examines educational meetings within the social sciences, and explores the aim and cost of individuals drawn to the social sciences attending and offering at nationwide and overseas educational meetings. utilizing a hugely unique constitution and magnificence, the ebook considers the harmful effect of neoliberalism on meetings, and academia extra broadly, and explores the various boundaries to convention attendance. it will likely be of curiosity to scholars and researchers who attend meetings in fields spanning the social sciences, in addition to these attracted to the results of neoliberalism on academia.

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There were four presenters: a senior researcher who was to later work on the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, and a physician and senior researcher who cofounded the Association, spoke about the dangers of the close proximity of the Association to pharmaceutical 26 ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AS NEOLIBERAL COMMODITIES companies through funding. A representative of a pharmaceutical company and a Director of an Institute for Pharmacological Research presented the benefits of industry and the Association having a friendly and open relationship.

Following on from the point made by Bembič (2016) that scholarly production in the neoliberal academy is mainly reflected by the commodity value through the work of the natural and social sciences; we can see that the conference had utilitarian value. The discussions were not theoretical but had direct implications for the running of the Association and had practical consequences for the bureaucracy of the Association, and in relation to its funding. Income generation is central to the doctrine of neoliberalism.

Conferences allow cutting edge knowledge to be heard before it becomes a publication. The knowledge is produced before and then shared at the conference. ’’ John Ioannidis told me that he thinks conferences can shape what is considered to be important and new knowledge, by creating rules on what is held to be important to disseminate, so that ‘powerful experts magnify their message’. In contrast, some of the academics I spoke to were critical of presentation content (in general). For example, Julian Crane was not impressed with recent developments in conference presentations: To the conferences that I go to, there seems to have been a reduction in new research presentations and an increase in plenary reviews.

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