Three Monkeys Online

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Sue Norton

Sue Norton is a lecturer of English in the College of Arts and Tourism of the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities – Martha C. Nussbaum [a review]

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Martha C. Nussbaum’s central argument in Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010) is that a high quotient of liberal arts education is essential for healthful democracies and human happiness. Education needs to be for something, after all, and this sweeping aim (freedom and joy) would be difficult for most to argue against […]

Benchmarking – a new religion?

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Ireland, post-Celtic Tiger, is increasingly obsessed with competitivity, transparency,and best practices – in all sectors. Sue Norton sees benchmarking all around her, and wonders on the implications.