REVIEW: Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and The Future of Higher Education Written by Andrew Mcgettigan

Reviewed by Mehmet FIRAT

This valuable study of McGettigan focus on shifting educational landscape in the ‘technical side’ of higher education provision and changes to higher education institutions. To the Author, governments are taking a huge gamble with universities, introducing uncertainty into a stable and productive system. In more general perspective, the Book covers issues of funding, marketization, privatization and financialization of higher education. The main arguments of McGettigan in this book are; the comprehensive changes in technology, economy, society and government are inherently damaging the integrity of higher education system, and the effects of these changes are being implemented in a covert manner in order to curtail democratic debate.