Throughout the twentieth century, many critics of bureaucratisation have predicted
the increasing loss of intellectual creativity through the growth of institutional
forms of direction and control. This book argues that this is now occurring in universities
- and occurring in ways which suggest that the ability (and space) to think freely
will become more and more a matter of access to power and privilege. Mary Evans demonstrates
how this is both profoundly anti-democratic and anti-intellectual and provides suggestions
for reversing this destructive trend.