(Im)mobile geographies

C. Minca*

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The growing tendency to evaluate - sometimes even “measure” - the “productivity” of academics is seriously affecting what we consider to be relevant geographical output. This tendency is also significantly reshaping the actual geographies of the disciplinary debate, by introducing important debates about the relationship between one English speaking mainstream international literature and the different national schools. However, the related discussion on the Anglo-American hegemony in geography seems to be strongly influenced by the growing request on the part of university management to identify ways of “ranking” good research and how to respond to the increasing internationalization of academic work. This paper will discuss the effects of neoliberal agendas on how geographical work is promoted, produced and circulated in Europe, with different results in different contexts; in some cases originating perverse impacts on the quality of geographical work; in others, creating the opportunity for innovative agendas and for more transparent ways of managing academic careers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-16
Number of pages10
JournalGeographica Helvetica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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