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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 ...

Globalization, Democracy and Education
Globalization, democracy and education

In the first part of this chapter we complete our critique of neoliberalism by emphasizing its abject failure to offer viable policy responses to the emerging economic, social and political crises of global capitalism. This political philosophy, having delivered obvious policy disasters within nation-states, bears the prospect of even greater catastrophes as it expands at the global level. It is therefore imperative, we contend, to seek an alternative way forward before it is too late. Such an alternative course must initially be forged, in our view, at the level of the nation-state. Thus our argument presents a case for the construction of a non-bureaucratic welfare state which has radical democratization as its central raison d'être. Essential to the ...

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