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Academic fury over order to study the big society

Daniel Boffey in The Observer, Sunday 27 March 2011:

Academics will study the “big society” as a priority, following a deal with the government to secure funding from cuts.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) will spend a “significant” amount of its funding on the prime minister’s vision for the country, after a government “clarification” of the Haldane principle – a convention that for 90 years has protected the right of academics to decide where research funds should be spent. […]

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