1st Edition

Governing Through Pedagogy
Re-educating Citizens

Edited By

Jessica Pykett

ISBN 9781138117204
Published May 22, 2017 by Routledge
184 Pages

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Book Description

This edited collection brings together researchers from education, human geography, sociology, social policy and political theory in order to consider the idea of the ‘pedagogical state’ as a means of understanding the strategies employed to re-educate citizens. The book aims to critically interrogate the cultural practices of governing citizens in contemporary liberal societies. Governing through pedagogy can be identified as an emerging tactic by which both state agencies and other non-state actors manage, administer, discipline, shape, care for and enable liberal citizens. Hence, discourses of ‘active citizenship’, ‘participatory democracy’, ‘community empowerment’, ‘personalised responsibility’, ‘behaviour change’ and ‘community cohesion’ are productively viewed through the conceptual lens of the pedagogical state. Chapters consider the spaces of schools, universities, the voluntary sector, civil society organisations, parenting initiatives, the media, government departments and state agencies as fruitful empirical sites through which pedagogy is worked and re-worked.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Citizenship Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the pedagogical state: education, citizenship, governing  Jessica Pykett  2. Citizenship Education and narratives of pedagogy  Jessica Pykett  3. Enrolling ordinary people: governmental strategies and the avoidance of politics?  John Clarke  4. Bad stories: narrative, identity, and the state’s materialist pedagogy  Clarissa Rile Hayward  5. Educating the new national citizen: education, political subjectivity and divided societies  Lynn A. Staeheli and Daniel Hammett  6. ‘A broadcasting university’: educated citizenship and civil prudence  Michael Bailey  7. Supernanny, parenting and a pedagogical state  Richenda Gambles  8. Towards a pedagogical state? Summoning the ‘empowered’ citizen  Janet Newman  9. Learning beyond the state: the pedagogical spaces of the CAB service  Rhys Jones  10. The third level of US welfare reform: governmentality under neoliberal paternalism  Sanford F. Schram, Joe Soss, Linda Houser and Richard C. Fording  11. University and Citizenship: University as a Space for Enacting Citizenships * NEW CHAPTER*  Maki Kimura  12. Youth Media Enterprise: Ethos, Administration and Pastoral Care. * NEW CHAPTER*  Denise Meredyth

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Jessica Pykett is a lecturer in Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University where she is researching the politics of governing through behaviour change, and the ascendance of libertarian paternalism in UK public policies.