Article | Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research | Performance Anxiety: Audit Culture and the Neoliberal New Zealand University

Title:
Performance Anxiety: Audit Culture and the Neoliberal New Zealand University
Author:
Geoff Stahl: Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/NewZealand
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1573618
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Year:
2015
Volume:
7
Theme:
Theme: Publishing for Public Knowledge Edited by Johan Fornäs, Martin Fredriksson, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén and Naomi Stead

Publishing for Public Knowledge is a special thematic section with essays from a seminar celebrating Culture Unbounds first five years. The contributions have not been through formal peer-review.

Pages:
618-626
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2015-01-19


This essay considers the role of audit culture and research output measurement regimes in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It explores the nature of neoliberalism and how it has worked its way into research and publishing, as well as departmental and teaching, contexts. This forms an important part of what Alison Hearn has called the promotional university, complete with bibliometrics and the attendant disciplinary mechanisms that work to produce “productive” researchers.

Keywords: audit culture; neoliberalism; research output measurement; academic publishing; Aotearoa/New Zealand

Volume 7, Theme: Theme: Publishing for Public Knowledge Edited by Johan Fornäs, Martin Fredriksson, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén and Naomi Stead

Publishing for Public Knowledge is a special thematic section with essays from a seminar celebrating Culture Unbounds first five years. The contributions have not been through formal peer-review.

, Article 7, 2015

Author:
Geoff Stahl
Title:
Performance Anxiety: Audit Culture and the Neoliberal New Zealand University:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1573618
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Volume 7, Theme:: Theme: Publishing for Public Knowledge Edited by Johan Fornäs, Martin Fredriksson, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén and Naomi Stead

Publishing for Public Knowledge is a special thematic section with essays from a seminar celebrating Culture Unbounds first five years. The contributions have not been through formal peer-review.

, Article 7, 2015

Author:
Geoff Stahl
Title:
Performance Anxiety: Audit Culture and the Neoliberal New Zealand University:
DOI:
10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1573618
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  • Joanna Kidma & Cherie Chu (2017). Scholar Outsiders in the Neoliberal University: Transgressive Academic Labour in the Whitestream. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 52(1): 7. DOI: 10.1007/s40841-017-0079-y
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