Campbell Jones is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Auckland. His most recent book is Can the Market Speak? (London:Zero, 2013).
- "This involved a change in the nature of profit seeking and corporate governance."
- "The history of tuition fees has frequently had recourse to financial motifs."
- "Research funds thus seek out the greatest chance of risk-free returns, and in the technosciences and the technologies of human manipulation it strikes gold."
- "These changes go far back in time and have complex roots, which we are here identifying as part of a logic of financialisation."
- "If there is a positive side to the financial crisis that came to public attention in late 2008 then it is in the dawning public recognition of the power of finance and its centrality not only to the economy, but to other aspects of life in societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails."
- "Financialisation is constantly reiterated and reinstated because of its very fragility and its constant failure."
- "On the other hand, the logic of finance has opened a void over questions of judgement and reason that has led to despair, exit and open revolt."
- "What is important to understand is that these revolts are taking place for a reason."
- "This effort to make students calculate how they will benefit is continually confronted by what appears to the logic of finance as the recalcitrance of their stupid wills."
- "Likewise the flourishing of new journals, in ever more differentiated sub-specialisms and with their own internal criteria of selection that refuse to admit the discredit they would face if they were to look outside for validation."