Professor Ronald Barnett

Recent Publications

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- Chapters in books
- Papers in Journals
- Articles
- Forewords in books
- Other Output

Chapters in books

2021

(In Press)

  • ‘Realizing the World-Class University: an ecological approach’, in S Rider et al (eds) World-Class Universities: A Contested Concept.  Dordrecht: Springer. 
  • ‘Planning Education and Planning the University: a becoming-symbiosis’, in A Frank and A Pires (eds) Teaching Urban and Regional Planning: Innovative Pedagogies in Practice.  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 
  • ‘Towards a Post-Human Education for the Twenty-first Century’, in T Airksinen, P Batra and S Webster (eds)  Human Education in the 3rd Millenium,  Dordrecht: Springer. 
  • ‘The End of Academic Freedom: two displacements and new ends for it’, in R Watermeyer, M Olssen, and R Raaper (eds) Handbook on Academic Freedom.  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 
  • ‘Re-situating the PhD: towards an ecological adeptness’, in R Barnacle and D Cuthbert (eds) The PhD at the End of the World: Provocations for the Doctorate and our Contested Future.  Dordrecht: Springer. 
  • ‘The Philosophy of Higher Education: Forks, Branches and Openings’, in Bengtsen, S, Robinson, S, Shumar, W and Fulford, A (eds), The University Becoming: Perspectives from Philosophy and Social Theory.  Cham: Springer. 
  • Welikala, T. and Barnett, R. ‘Many cultures or none?  Sighting and assessing a post-cultural pedagogical paradigm’, in M. Kumar & T. Welikala (Eds.). Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: The Context of Being, Interculturality and New Knowledge Systems. Bingley: Emerald.
  • ‘University Challenge: Realizing utopias in the twenty-first century’, in S. Bengtsen and R. Gildersleeve (Eds.) The Transformation of the University: New academic realities, new institutional hope’, London and New York: Routledge. 

 

2020

(Chapters in Books)

(in Barnett, R and Jackson, N (eds) ) Ecologies for Learning and Practice: Emerging Ideas, Sightings and Possibilities, Routledge:

   - ‘Society as a Learning Ecology: Glimpsed and Now Disappearing?’
   - Jackson, N and Barnett, R, ‘The Very Idea of a Learning Ecology’
   - Barnett, R and Jackson, N, ‘Epilogue: Practice Seldom Makes Perfect but …’


  • ‘Ernest Gellner: Nought for Comfort?, in R Barnett and A Fulford (eds) Philosophers on the University. Dordrecht: Springer.

  • (S Bengtsen and R Barnett)The Philosophy of Higher Education: its Four Pillars’, in on-line Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.
  • ‘The University: From Knowledge Socialism to Knowledge Cooperatives’, in Knowledge Socialism: The Rise of Peer Production: Collegiality, Collaboration and Collective Intelligence’, M A Peters and P Jandric (eds).  Springer.
  • ‘Considering the University’, in A Samalavicius (ed) Neoliberalism, Economism and Higher Education.  Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

2019

(Chapters in Books)

  • ‘Beyond Free Speech: Conditions of Academic Engagement’, Afterword in Y Waghid and N Davids, Free Speech, Universities and Pedagogical Encounters.  Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • ‘Scholarship in the University: an ecological perspective’, in Stephen Crump, Antony Drew and Gordon Redding (eds), Oxford Handbook of Comparative Higher Education Systems and University Management. 
  • ‘Leadership and Critical Thinking: Oxymoron and a Feasible Utopia’, in J Jameson (ed) International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges.  London and New York: Routledge.
  • ‘Re-Valuing the University: An Ecological Approach’, in J Jameson and P Gibbs, (eds) Values of, and in, the University in a Time of Uncertainty.  Dordrecht: Springer. 
  • ‘Supercomplexity and education research: six scholarships’, in L Ling and P Ling (eds) Emerging Methods and Paradigms in Scholarship and Education Research.  IGI Global.
  • Süper Karmaşıklık Çağında Üniversite ve Bilgi’, (‘University Knowledge in an age of Supercomplexity’),  in Kurtoğlu, M. eds. Neoliberalizm, Bilgi ve Üniversiteler: Eleştirel Yükseköğretim Araştırmalarına Giriş. Notabene Yayınları. İstanbul. pp. 99-114.
  • ‘Coda: Beyond Free Speech: Conditions of Academic Engagement’, in N Davids and Y Waghid, Universities, Pedagogical Encounters, Openness and Free Speech.  Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.  pp103-117.

 

2018

  • ‘Culture and the University: An Ecological Approach’, in A Stoller and E Kramer (eds) Philosophical Proposals for the University: Towards a Philosophy of Higher Education.  Palgrave Macmillan.
  •  (with Michael Peters) ‘Introduction’, The Idea of the University, Volume One.  Peter Lang. 
  • ‘The Thinking University: two versions, rival and complementary’, in R Barnett and S Bengtsen (eds), The Thinking University.   Dordrecht: Springer.
  • ‘The Ecological University: a university whose time has come’, in Ronald Barnett and Michael Peters (eds) The Idea of the University – volume 2, Contemporary Perspectives, New York, Peter Lang.

 

 

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Papers in Journals

 

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2019

  • Bengtsen, S S E and Barnett, R, ‘Higher education and alien ecologies: Exploring the Dark Ontology of the University’, Journal of Philosophy of Higher Education, 1 (1) 17-40.
  • ‘The Thoughtful University: A Feasible Utopia’, Beijing International Review of Education, 1 (1) 55-72. 
  • Guzmán-Valenzuela, C and Barnett, R, ‘Patterns of Theory use in qualitative research in higher education studies in Latin America: a geopolitical interpretation’, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.  DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2019.1597213
  •  ‘University Challenge:  Division, Discourse and Democracy’, Postdigital Science and Education.  First online: 23 April. Print: ISSN 2524-485X
  • ‘Towards the Creative University: 5 Forms of Creativity’, Higher Education Quarterly. (Accepted 12 August, 2019) . DOI:10.1111/hequ.12231
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    2018

    • ‘The University after Postmodernism: An Ecological Approach’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50 (14) 1537-1538.
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    Articles

    2020

    • ‘On Recovering Spirit in the World’, contribution to collective article in Postdigital Science and Education on ‘Enchantment, Disenchantment, Re-enchantment: Postdigital relationships between science, philosophy, and religion.
    • ‘Bernard Stiegler, 1 April 1952 - 5 August 2020, Issue 2, October, En Passant (regular note in Newsletter of Philosophy and Theory of Higher 
      Education Society- https://pathes.org/newsletter 

     

    2019

    • ‘Re-imagining the University: An Ecological Perspective’, in HERDSA CONNECT, HERDSA magazine, Australia, 41 (3) 2-3.

     

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    Forewords in books

    2020

    • Foreword for Anne Lee and Rob Bongaardt, The Future of Doctoral Research in the Light of Experience. Routledge. 
    • Foreword for Cecilia Guerra, Amanda R Franco and Mónica Seabra, Sustainable Pedagogical Research in Higher Education: The Political, Institutional and Financial Challenge, Routledge. 
       
    • Foreword for Lifewide Magazine, August 2020, Issue 23, ‘The work of imagination’. https://www.lifewideeducation.uk/uploads/1/3/5/4/13542890/lwm_23.pdf 

     

    2019

    • Foreword for Yusef Waghid and Nuraan Davids, The Thinking University Expanded: On Profanation, Play and Education.
    • Foreword for Tone Dyrdal Solbrekke and Ciaran Sugrue, Leading Higher Education for Public Good: Re-kindling education as praxis. Routledge.

     

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    Other Output

    2020

    • Prologue to Iranian edition of The Idea of Higher Education (translated into Farsi).
    • Where Have All the Conflicts Gone?’, Blog, Philosophy of Higher Education Society:
    • ‘The Distinction between Thesis, Argument, and Argumentation’, supplementary resource, in Mick Healey, Kelly E. Matthews, and Alison Cook-Sather, Writing in a range of genres about learning and teaching in higher education. (on-line book). 
  • From the President of PaTHES’, opening note in first issue of Quarterly Community Forum, Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society.  
  • ‘Growing wild things’ and ‘Redesigning the University: geology needs topology’ - contributions to collective writing venture on the university and climate change, Sweden. 
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    (Blogs)

  • Will the Future Ever Come? - based on my contribution to St Mary’s University webinar on Higher Education Post-Covid 19, 15 October, 2020

 

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