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Simon Marginson

Simon Marginson

Simon Marginson is a professor in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. His recent books include Ideas for Intercultural Education (with Erlenawati Sawir, 2011) and Higher Education in the Asia Pacific: Strategic Response to Globalization (edited with Sarjit Kaur and Erlenawati Sawir, 2011).

Simon Marginson review ‘Hayek’s Challenge: An intellectual biography of F.A. Hayek’ by Bruce Caldwell

June-July 2006, no. 282 01 June 2006
On February 19 this year, Francis Fukuyama jumped ship. In the course of an essay in the New York Times on the failings of the American strategy to ‘democratise’ the Middle East, he declared that, ‘I have numerous affiliations with different strands of the neo-conservative movement’, but ‘neo-conservatism, both a political symbol and a body of thought, has evolved into something I can no ... (read more)

‘They Make a Desolation and They Call It F.A. Hayek: Australian universities on the brink of the Nelson reforms’ by Simon Marginson

April 2004, no. 260 01 April 2004
KEYNES AND PUBLIC POLICY In a much-quoted passage at the end of the General Theory of Employment Interest and Money (1936), John Maynard Keynes remarked, with some whimsy, on the power of policy intellectuals like himself: The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is rule ... (read more)

Simon Marginson reviews 'Education’s End: Why our colleges and universities have given up on the meaning of life' by Anthony T. Kronman

March 2008, no. 299 01 March 2008
Travellers who go to Beijing usually visit the Great Wall. Along the way the government tour operators often take them to the Ming tombs, the final resting place of thirteen of the sixteen emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), three of which are now open to the public. The underground mausoleums have been cleared of all the grave goods and works of art that were set there to accompany the de ... (read more)