The deception of the 'idea of self-responsibility' and 'individualization': Neo-liberal rhetoric as revealed in the corporatization of Japan's national universities

Minoru Iwasaki, Aaron Moore

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    Abstract

    This paper will focus on the neo-liberal 'reforms' of Japanese higher education that have taken the form of incorporating national universities, and are now entering a decisive stage one year afterwards. I will also describe the devastation that has resulted from university incorporation. From these descriptions, I will demonstrate how the incorporation of national universities is a typical example of neo-liberal control in present day Japan. Moreover, we will then be able clearly to see the current situation of the weakening of Japanese intellectuals.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)248-259
    Number of pages12
    JournalInter-Asia Cultural Studies
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2009

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    Keywords

    • Corporatization
    • National universities
    • Neo-liberal reform

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