176 pages | 5 B/W Illus.
The Dispositif of the University Reform presents a discourse analysis about transformations in higher education in Poland. Combining Foucauldian categories of discourse, dispositif and governmentality with contemporary changes in the area of science and higher education, it proposes an analysis of power in close connection with the development of knowledge.
The book researches the tradition built on the works of Michel Foucault, one of the most prominent and inspiring researchers for the contemporary humanities. It introduces the Polish context to the international debate on higher education transformations and the reception of Foucauldian categories in social research. In addition, it presents the original concept of the dispositif of the reform as a heuristic model of describing and explaining the practice of regulating academic life and education policy.
As a valuable contribution to the knowledge about the legitimization of educational policy and the practice formed by dominant discourses, the book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and post graduate students in the fields of sociology of education, sociology of knowledge, critical pedagogy, public policy, educational studies, and philosophy.
1.1 Governmentality as a research perspective
1.2 The dispositif analytical strategy
1.3 The reform as an order of crisis discourse
3.1 The dejuridification of the university
3.2 Attempts at system self-regulation
3.3 Neoliberal university
3.4 Expansion of juridification
3.5 Dimensions of higher education juridification
4.1 Thematic dispersion and consolidation
4.2 Types of criticism
4.3 Between activation and functionalization
4.4 Discourse waving: from repressed to responsibilized academia
5.1 The mapping of Polish higher education
5.2 Historical representations of higher education students
5.3 The problematization of mass education
5.4 Interventions: new neoliberal disciplining
List of Figures and Tables
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Will Bateman: [email protected] – Editor, UK and Rest of World
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Katie Peace: [email protected] – Publisher, Asia