The Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics series aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges and facilitate on-going academic debate within the influential and growing field of Education Policy and Politics.
Please send inquiries or proposals for this series to one of the following:
AnnaMary Goodall: AnnaMary.Good[email protected]– Editor, UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
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Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia
Governing the School under Three Decades of Neoliberal Reform From Educracy to the Education-Industrial Complex
Education, Liberal Democracy and Populism Arguments from Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill
Education and the Production of Space Political Pedagogy, Geography, and Urban Revolution
Reforming Principal Preparation at the State Level Perspectives on Policy Reform from Illinois
Risk Society and School Educational Policy
By Richard Münch
April 07, 2020
This book provides a critical analysis of the neoliberal reform agenda of the economic governance of schools. Focusing on the role of the United States in this process, it explores the transformation of schools in this agenda from educational establishments to enterprises in a competitive education...
By David Sullivan
October 07, 2019
Education, Liberal Democracy and Populism: Arguments from Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill provides a lucid and critical guide shedding light on the continuing relevance of earlier thinkers to the debates between populists and liberals about the nature of education in democratic societies. The ...
By Mary Woolley
September 11, 2019
This book explores changing practice in history classrooms from the autonomy of the 1980s through the introduction of GCSEs and the National Curriculum to the prescription of the National Strategies and the pervasive influence of league tables in the first decade of the twenty-first century. ...
By Mike Cole
July 10, 2019
Theresa May, The Hostile Environment and Public Pedagogies of Hate and Threat analyses Theresa May’s involvement in the creation and promotion of public pedagogies of hate and threat around the issue of immigration, which are used to instil fear, stress and anxiety among large sections of the ...
By Derek Ford
June 04, 2019
Emerging from a radical pedagogical tradition, Education and the Production of Space deepens and extends Henri Lefebvre’s insights on revolutionary praxis by revealing the intimate relationship between education and the production of space. Synthesizing educational theory, Marxist theory, and ...
By Erika Hunt, Lisa Hood, Alicia Haller, Maureen Kincaid
April 04, 2019
Providing an in-depth look at the processes, pitfalls, and successes that can emerge from major education reform efforts at the state level, this volume covers the full policy change cycle in the development and transformation of the Illinois principal preparation program. Offering perspectives ...
By Magnus Dahlstedt, Andreas Fejes
February 28, 2019
Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education provides a wide perspective on the dramatic transformation of education policy in Sweden that has taken place during the last 30 years, with a specific focus on marketization. The marketization of education in Sweden is set in the wider international ...
By Nicholas Tate
December 19, 2018
The Conservative Case for Education argues that educational thinking in English-speaking countries over the last fifty years has been massively influenced by a dominant liberal ideology based on unchallenged assumptions. Conservative voices pushing against the current of this ideology have been few...
By Grant Rodwell
September 17, 2018
Risk Society and School Educational Policy explores the impact of risk society on policy in the US, UK and Australia through both practical and theoretical perspectives. The book develops an in-depth understanding of risk society itself, and guides the reader in applying this knowledge to the ...
By Adrian Hilton
August 14, 2018
Academies and Free Schools in England argues that there is a high degree of philosophical consensus and historical continuity on the policy of ‘academisation’ across the main political parties in England. It attempts to make sense of what are all essentially free schools by interviewing the ...
By Sally Findlow
June 28, 2018
Local Citizenship in the Global Arena proposes a reconsideration of both citizenship and citizenship education, moving away equally from prevailing ‘global citizenship’ and ‘fundamental British values’ approaches towards a curriculum for education that is essentially about creating cosmopolitan, ...
By Emma Rowe
June 01, 2018
Middle-class School Choice in Urban Spaces examines government-funded public schools from a range of perspectives and scholarship in order to examine the historical, political and economic conditions of public schooling within a globalized, post-welfare context. In this book, Rowe argues that ...