Jon Nixon lives in the north of England. Having previously held chairs in four UK universities, he is currently affiliated to the Hong Kong Institute of Education as Honorary Professor and Research Associate. His most recently authored book is Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Friendship. Between 2008 and 2012 he authored a trio of books defending higher education from the encroachments of privatisation, marketization and the stratification of the academic workforce: Interpretive Pedagogies for Higher Education, Higher Education and the Public Good and Towards the Virtuous University. He also recently co-edited Academic Identities in Higher Education and is founding co-editor of the Bloomsbury Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education series. His Rosa Luxemburg and the Struggle for Democracy is due to be published by Pluto in 1917.