Antonio Palumbo
The market as statecraft: how to reform higher education and commodify knowledge in the process

Antonino Palumbo (Ma, PhD) is a political theorist who works on globalization, the transformation of governance and the implications of changes in state steering for modern representative democracies. He holds an Ma in PPE and a PhD in Politics from East Anglia University (UK). Since 2002 he has been teaching at Palermo University (Italy), where is an associate professor in political philosophy. His research interests are in analytical theories of the state, human rights and social justice; state, identity and democratic theory; neo-liberalism, governance and applied ethics. His most recent work in English is: Situating Governance: context, content, critique (ECPR, 2015). At present he is co-writing a book on Social Theory and Political Economy with Alan Scott to be published by Routledge. He also is co-editor of the Ashgate Library of Contemporary Essays in Political Theory and Public Policy, the second series of which is already in press. Email: antonino.palumbo@unipa.it.