Bradney, AGD and Cownie, F (2020) The Changing Position of Legal Academics in the United Kingdom: Professionalization or Proletarianisation? Journal of Law and Society, 47. pp. 227-243. ISSN 0263-323X

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This article analyses changes to United Kingdom (UK) university law schools during the period coinciding with Phil Thomas’ career as a law teacher – the latter part of the twentieth century and the first two decades of the twenty‐first – in part illustrating the analysis with other examples from Thomas’ career. We will focus specifically on the way in which what it means to be a legal academic has altered, with UK legal academics having been professionalized as a community during this era. Yet, seemingly paradoxically, it is also an era during which, many have suggested, academics in UK universities have become a proletariat.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: law, research, academic staff, professionalism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Business School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 14:52
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2021 01:30

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