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The Imperial UniversityAcademic Repression and Scholarly Dissent$
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Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680894

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680894.001.0001

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Neoliberalism, Militarization, and the Price of Dissent

Neoliberalism, Militarization, and the Price of Dissent

Policing Protest at the University of California

(p.125) 4 Neoliberalism, Militarization, and the Price of Dissent
The Imperial University

Farah Godrej

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines the privatization strategy of the University of California (UC). It argues that the neoliberal logic of private capital at work in the privatization of the UC is essentially intertwined with the logic of militarization and the criminalization of dissent. The enforcement strategy of UC leadership has two distinct components. First, it uses a militarized police force in order to inflict injury and violence upon any protesters. Second, it engages in the deliberate and systematic criminalization of all dissent that arises in opposition to the plan. Together, these two elements of militarization and criminalization are designed to ensure that the price of protest is so high that dissent against the privatization strategy becomes prohibitively expensive.

Keywords:   privatization, University of California, neoliberal logic, militarization, criminalization, dissent, violence, protesters, protests

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