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9780761974697

Education Policy : Globalization, Citizenship and Democracy

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-06-30
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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'Education policy is now a global matter and all the more complex for that. Mark Olssen, John Codd and Ann-Marie O'Neill do us an invaluable service in producing a carefully theorised guide to current issues and key concerns - this is an important, erudite and very practical book' - Stephen J Ball, Education Policy Research Unit, University of London 'Given the global reach of neoliberal policies, we need cogent books that enable us to better understand the major effects such tendencies have. Education Policy is such a book. It is insightful and well written--and should be read by all of us who care deeply about what is happening in education in international contexts' - Michael W Apple, Author of 'Educating the "Right" Way and John Bascom Professor of Education University of Wisconsin, Madison 'I really am taken with the book, the range and depth of analysis are truly impressive. This book is a magnum opus and everyone in the area should read it'- Hugh Lauder, University of Bath 'In their insightful and comprehensive book on education policy Mark Olssen, John Codd and Anne-Marie O'Neill wrestle with the big questions of citizenship and democracy in an age of globalization. They argue that ducation policy in the 21st century is the key to security, sustainability and survival. The book, anchored in the poststructuralist perspective of Michel Foucault, traverses the whole territory of education policy not only methods and approaches of policy analysis and the dominant political perspectives that influence policy-classical liberalism, social democracy and neo-liberalism--but also those policy areas that require the closest scrutiny: markets, trust, professionalism, choice, diversity, and finally, community, citizenship and democracy. This is the new policy bible for educationalists - it is at once systematic, provocative and instructive' - Michael A Peters, Research Professor, University of Glasgow This book provides an international perspective on education policy, and of the role and function of education in the global economy. The authors present a Foucauldian perspective on the politics of liberal education, within a theoretical framework necessary for the critical analysis of education policy. The authors set out the analyses necessary for understanding the restructuring in education and social policy that has occurred in many countries affected by the resurgence of neo-liberal political theory. They examine education policy in relation to globalization, citizenship and democracy. The authors argue that globalization is an extension of neoliberalism and is destructive of the nation state, community and democracy. They show the importance of education in building strong democratic nation states and global communities based on cultural identity and inter-cultural awareness. This book is essential reading for students of education policy studies and social policy analysis.

Table of Contents

About the Authors ix
Acknowledgements x
1 Reading Education Policy in the Global Era
1(17)
Reading education policy
2(2)
Theories of globalization
4(4)
The nation-state in the new global order
8(3)
Globalization, liberalism and neo-liberalism
11(4)
The context for education policy
15(3)
2 The Post-structuralism of Foucault
18(21)
Foucault's critique of Marxism
18(2)
Foucaults epistemology: power-knowledge
20(2)
Discourse
22(1)
Foucault and the state
23(1)
Governmentality
24(2)
Pastoral power
26(1)
Raison d'etat and Polizei
27(1)
Liberal reason
28(2)
Disciplinary power and 'bio-power'
30(3)
Textualism
33(1)
The postmodern turn
34(2)
The return of the political
36(3)
3 Critical Policy Analysis: A Foucauldian Approach
39(20)
Foucault's idea of critique
39(3)
The influence of Nietzsche
42(1)
The objects of Foucauldian critique
43(2)
Foucauldian methodology: archaeology and genealogy
45(4)
Foucault's departure from structuralism
49(3)
Foucault's materialism
52(1)
Foucault and critical policy analysis
53(6)
4 Policy as Text and Policy as Discourse: A Framework for Analysis
59(14)
Linguistic idealism in the interpretation of policy texts
60(4)
The socio-linguistics of Saussure
64(1)
Theories of discourse
65(1)
Foucault and the discourses of education
66(1)
A framework for discourse analysis
67(2)
Aims of discourse analysis
69(2)
Policy discourse and social structure
71(2)
5 Classical Liberalism
73(37)
Liberalism's common elements
74(1)
The individual and human nature
75(4)
The historical development of liberal discourse
79(2)
Property rights in Hobbes and Locke
81(4)
Liberalism as a dominant discourse
85(1)
Classical economic liberalism
85(3)
Adam Smith
88(2)
Self-interest
90(3)
The contradictions of liberalism
93(1)
Human nature and the possessive individualism thesis
94(3)
Hume and possessive individualism
97(3)
Liberalism, individualism and education
100(10)
6 Social Democratic Liberalism
110(24)
The emergence of the welfare state in Britain
115(3)
Precursors to the welfare state: Green and Hobhouse
118(4)
Twentieth-century welfarism
122(3)
The Keynesian welfare state consensus
125(2)
The 'historic compromise'
127(2)
The development of the welfare state in New Zealand
129(5)
7 The Ascendancy of Neoliberalism
134(19)
The 'new right'
134(2)
Defining neoliberalism
136(3)
The doctrine of monetarism
139(3)
Austrian and Chicago economics
142(4)
Human Capital Theory
146(7)
8 Neoliberal Theories of Institutional Restructuring
153(21)
Public Choice Theory
153(7)
Agency Theory
160(2)
Transaction Cost Economics
162(3)
Libertarian political philosophy
165(2)
Foucault's analysis of neoliberalism
167(4)
Neoliberalism as a mode of control
171(3)
9 Markets, Professionalism, Trust
174(24)
Educational restructuring in England
174(1)
Educational restructuring in New Zealand
175(1)
Similarities and differences
176(2)
Markets and the state
178(1)
Markets and individual freedom
179(4)
Negative and positive liberty
183(2)
The de-professionalization of education
185(2)
Competition and marketization: the case of higher education
187(2)
Reconstituting professional work
189(1)
The rebirth of managerialism
190(2)
The culture of distrust
192(2)
Trust and professional accountability
194(4)
10 Discourses of Choice, Inequality and Social Diversity 198(18)
Choice in the 1990's
199(1)
Choice and the 'third way'
200(2)
The rationale for school choice
202(2)
School choice and inequality
204(1)
The limits of choice
205(3)
Social selection and the 'third way'
208(2)
Discourses of diversity and devolution
210(2)
The necessity of state control
212(1)
Contrary directions in the 'third way'
213(3)
11 Democracy, Citizenship and the 'Thin' Community 216(29)
Conflicting ethical frameworks: utilitarianism and social justice
216(4)
Rawls and his communitarian critics
220(8)
Communitarianism as the basis of social democracy
228(3)
Forms of communitarianism
231(1)
Towards a 'thin' communitarianism
232(3)
Community, liberty and justice
235(4)
Communitarianism and educational choice policies
239(1)
The arguments for public schooling restated
240(5)
12 Globalization, Democracy and Education 245(37)
The failure of neoliberalism
246(3)
Rebirth of the welfare state
249(4)
Revising the globalization thesis
253(6)
Cosmopolitan democracy
259(3)
Democracy, survival and international relations
262(2)
Democracy, multiculturalism and justice
264(4)
Deepening democracy through education
268(3)
Deliberation
271(1)
Contestation
272(1)
The rise of the education state: educating the democratic capabilities
273(9)
Bibliography 282(33)
Index 315

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