(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

How finance penetrates its Other : a cautionary tale on the financialization of a Dutch university

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Human Geography, Planning, and International Development Studies, Univ., Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS
(2) Division of Geography, KU Leuven, Leuven, BELGIQUE


This article examines the financialization of a the University of Amsterdam. From 1995 onwards, a shift in real estate management—devolving responsibilities from the Dutch state to universities, triggering changes in organizational culture and a power shift from teaching and research professionals to accountants, real-estate developers, financiers and their ilk. This case suggests that the power of finance is such that no societal domain is immune. The paper ends with a call for more non-metropolitan case studies of financialization and argues that the only hope for salvation is a more self-conscious defense of traditional academic values by the guardians of higher learning themselves


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no4 [pp. 1072-1091]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 1 carte



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/anti.12086

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