Neoliberalism and the Global Restructuring of Knowledge and Education

By Steven C. Ward

© 2012 – Routledge

254 pages

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About the Book

This book examines the influence of neoliberal ideas and practices on the way knowledge has been conceptualized, produced, and disseminated over the last few decades at different levels of public education and in various national contexts around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Contemporary Politics of Knowing and Learning 1. Changing the Soul: The Contours, Currents and Contradictions of the Neoliberal Revolution 2. The Machinations of the Managerialism: New Public Management and the Diminishing Power of Knowledge Professionals 3. The Neoliberalization of Knowledge: Privatization and the New Epistemic Economy 4. The New Marketplace of Ideas: The New Knowledge Makers and their New Knowledge 5. Creating the Clever Country: Neoliberalism, Knowledge Society Policies and the Restructuring of Higher Education 6. “An Island of Socialism in a Free Market Sea:” Building the Market-Oriented School 7. Aligning Markets and Minds: The Responsiblized Self in the New Entrepreneurial Culture

About the Author

Steven C. Ward is Professor of Sociology at Western Connecticut State University.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General