• Petitioned Vice-Chancellor John Brooks and Christine Horrocks

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Vice-Chancellor John Brooks and Christine Horrocks

Ian Parker should get back to his work

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December 2012

Victory

Sertan Batur: MMU accepted that Ian can go back to his work. International support had a contribution to this decision.

We are deeply sorry hearing that Ian Parker was forcefully suspended from his work at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Ian Parker is one of the most respected and influential scholars in the contemporary critical psychology and there are hundreds of psychologists following his work across the world. His exceptional critical scholarship not only made him an important figure in the
international context, but also provided an invaluable insight into the most important issues discipline of psychology faces today.

Ian Parker’s prolific impact on our understanding of psychological knowledge makes it difficult for us to understand why Manchester Metropolitan University would treat such a well respected scholar with such a disrespectful attitude. We believe his suspension will only damage the reputation of Manchester Metropolitan University, a place internationally known for its institutional freedom and support for critical scholarship.

As Ian Parker’s colleagues and students, we hope that Manchester Metropolitan University will not insist on its attitude and Ian Parker will get back to his work.

Sincerely,

 

Lamentamos profundamente que se haya suspendido a Ian Parker en la Universidad Metropolitana de Manchester.

Ian Parker es uno de los académicos más respetados e influyentes de la psicología crítica contemporánea y hay cientos de psicólogos que se nutren de su trabajo en todo el mundo. Su excepcional investigación crítica no sólo lo ha convertido en una figura importante en el contexto internacional, sino que también permite profundizar en los más importantes temas de la psicología contemporánea.

El fecundo impacto de Ian Parker en nuestra comprensión de la psicología hace que sea difícil para nosotros entender por qué la Universidad Metropolitana de Manchester puede tratar a un un académico tan respetado con una actitud tan irrespetuosa. Creemos que su suspensión sólo servirá para dañar la reputación de la Universidad Metropolitana de Manchester, un lugar conocido internacionalmente por su libertad institucional y por el apoyo a la erudición crítica.

Como colegas y estudiantes de Ian Parker, esperamos que la Universidad Metropolitana de Manchester no insistirá en su actitud y que Ian Parker pueda volver a su trabajo.

Atentamente,

 

हमेंगहराखेदकिइयानपार्करजबरदस्तीमैनचेस्टरमेट्रोपॉलिटनविश्वविद्यालयमेंअपनेकामसेनिलंबितकरदियागयाथा.

इयानपार्करसमकालीनमहत्वपूर्णमनोविज्ञानमेंसबसेसम्मानितऔरप्रभावशालीविद्वानोंमेंसेएकहैऔरदुनियाभरमेंअपनेकामसे सैन्क्रोमनोवैज्ञानिकोंकोप्रभाववित  किया हैं. उनकीअसाधारणमहत्वपूर्णछात्रवृत्तिनकेवलउसमेंएकमहत्वपूर्णहस्तीबनाअंतरराष्ट्रीयसंदर्भहै, लेकिनयहभीसबसेमहत्वपूर्णमुद्दोंमेंएकअमूल्यअंतर्दृष्टिमनोविज्ञानकेअनुशासनप्रदानआजकासामनाकररहाहै.

इयानपार्करमनोवैज्ञानिकज्ञानकेबारेमेंहमारीसमझबनाताहैपरविपुलप्रभावमुश्किलहैकेलिएहमेंसमझनेकेलिएक्योंमैनचेस्टरमेट्रोपॉलिटनविश्वविद्यालयतरहकेएकअनुचितदृष्टिकोणकेसाथइसतरहकेएकअच्छीतरहसेसम्मानितविद्वानइलाजहोताहै. हमेंविश्वासहैकिउनकेनिलंबनकेवलमैनचेस्टरमेट्रोपॉलिटनविश्वविद्यालय, एकअंतरराष्ट्रीयस्तरपरइसकेसंस्थागतस्वतंत्रताऔरछात्रवृत्तिकेलिएमहत्वपूर्णसमर्थनकेलिएजानाजाताहैजगहकीप्रतिष्ठाकोनुकसानहोगा.

इयानपार्करसहयोगियोंऔरछात्रोंकेरूपमें, हमआशाहैकिमैनचेस्टरमेट्रोपॉलिटनविश्वविद्यालयअपनेदृष्टिकोणपरजोरनहींहैऔरइयानपार्करउनकेकामकरनेकेलिएवापसमिलजाएग

निष्ठासे,

 

Ian Parker’ın Manchester Metropolitan Üniversitesi’ndeki görevinden alındığını üzülerek öğrendik.

Ian Parker çağdaş eleştirel psikolojinin en saygın ve etkili isimlerinden biridir ve dünya çapında yüzlerce psikolog Parker’ın çalışmalarını takip etmektedir. Kolay bulunmayan eleştirel araştırmacılığı Parker’ı sadece uluslararası bağlamda önemli bir isim haline getirmedi, psikoloji disiplininin günümüzde yüzleştiği birçok önemli konuda bize paha biçilmez bir iç görü kazandırdı.

Ian Parker’ın psikoloji anlayışımız üzerindeki önemli etkisi Manchester Metropolitan Üniversitesi’nin böylesi saygın bir araştırmacıya karşı nasıl böylesi saygısızca bir tutum gösterdiğini anlamamızı zorlaştırıyor. Parker’ın görevden alınmasının sadece, uluslararası çapta kurumsal özgürlük ve eleştirel araştırmacılığa yönelik desteğiyle tanınan Manchester Metropolitan Üniversitesi’nin saygınlığını zedeleyeceğine inanıyoruz.

Ian Parker’ın meslektaşları ve öğrencileri olarak, Manchester Metropolitan Üniversitesi’nin bu tutumunda ısrarcı olmayacağını ve Ian Parker’ın yeniden görevine döneceğini umut ediyoruz.

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      Sertan Batur
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      Ian’s union representatives at MMU know that public pressure is a real help, but that he must not actively disobey the instruction to keep the disciplinary process ‘private and confidential’ as the university demand while the investigation takes place. Apart from the petition at http://chn.ge/Q3IV1R , the Times Higher Education Supplement in the UK has picked up the story (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=421442&c=1), and messages of protest are being sent to the Vice-Chancellor John Brooks (john.brooks@mmu.ac.uk) and the Head of the Department of Psychology Christine Horrocks (c.horrocks@mmu.ac.uk). These messages are being copied as messages of solidarity to the MMU UCU chair Pura Ariza (p.ariza@mmu.ac.uk) and vice-chair Christine Vié (c.vie@mmu.ac.uk). It is imperative, at the same time, to step up support for Christine Vié who has been targeted for redundancy at MMU (http://www.manchestertuc.org/solidarity/414-christine-vie-victimisation-at-m

      Ian Parker should get back to his work

      We are deeply sorry hearing that Ian Parker was forcefully suspended from his work at Manchester Metropolitan University. Ian Parker is one of the most respected and influential scholars in the contemporary critical psychology and there are hundreds of psychologists following his work across the world.

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    • Jana Elkhawad DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because in European academical environment must be freedom! That is what underlies the European intellectualism. :)

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    • Felicitas Karimi BERLIN, GERMANY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Schätze Ian Pareker als kritischen Wissenschaftler sehr!!!

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    • Theodoros Giovazolias RETHYMNO, CRETE, GREECE
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because this is the right think to do...

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    • Asad Haider MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Student at MMU,

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    • Alexandre Erler OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      No one should be treated with undue harshness under the pretext that they "rocked the boat" too much

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