Towards a Global Regime of Higher Education

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Paolo Do


This paper rethinks the spatialization of educational institutions at the global level, scaling and rescaling the space of the university as an inclusive process that makes academic knowledge production something heterogeneous, complex and composite, and proposing a regime for the higher education system based on a stratified relationship that is asymmetrical and geographically displaced. Moreover it outlines the “new” political economy of knowledge, which is a particular mechanism in contemporary capitalist production, capable of creating an artificial scarcity of knowledge by means of hierarchies, and reproducing the classical law of value in a regime based on abundance instead of scarcity.


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Do, P. (2015). Towards a Global Regime of Higher Education. Praktyka Teoretyczna, 18(4), 44-61.
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Paolo Do, La Sapienza, University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome, Italy

is a researcher and activist based at the self-managed ESC Atelier, and founder-member of LUM (Free Metropolitan University) in Rome. He has been founder-member of the projects Edufactory and Uninomade, and is the initiator of Studio Roma in Rome and of Studio 14 in Athens. He holds a PhD in Critical Management and Political Economy from Queen Mary University of London, and has written on the critique of the political economy of knowledge, and on the organization and strategy of transnational social movements.


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