Are academics irrelevant? Strategies for community university collaboration

February 2, 2014 | By: James Whelan

James Whelan (2004): A discussion of obstacles to activist scholars and engaged academics, and proposes strategies to bridge this unhelpful divide. This paper was presented by Sam and James during the 2004 ‘Inside Out’ conference.

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James Whelan

James Whelan

James is co-founder of the Change Agency and director of our Community Organising Fellowship.

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