I'm delighted, and of course nervous, about the imminent launch of The Good University in Melbourne and Sydney.
There has been some online discussion, but the moment when the launcher and the launchee face the people, and the people hold the actual book in their hands, and can talk back, is drama. Here are the details, please come if you can! (If you can't, try: http://www.publishing.monash.edu/books/gu-9781925835038.html)
Melbourne: Wednesday 6 March, 6.30 for 7, Readings Bookshop, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton. To be launched by Jeannie Rea, chaired by Nathan Hollier. Please book here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=467389&
Sydney: Friday 8 March, 6 for 6.30, Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. To be launched by Mehreen Faruqi, chaired by Kurt Iveson. It's free, but to help with catering, Gleebooks appreciates your booking by telephone (02)9660 2333 or online at http://www.gleebooks.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=311903
In other parts of the world, the Zed Books edition is available here: .
In North America, the Zed Books edition is distributed by Chicago University Press: https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/G/bo39583362.html
To remind you, here is the chapter list:
1. Making the knowledge: research
2. Learning and teaching
3. The collective intellectual: university workers
4. The global economy of knowledge
5. Privilege machines
6. The university business
7. Universities of hope
8. The good university
And a correction! In the book I mention Times Higher Education as part of the Murdoch group. I'm out of date: it was sold to venture capitalists. And it's just been sold again: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/new-owner-times-higher-education.