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ERIC Number: EJ1070941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Debating Global Polity, Policy Crossing, and Adult Education
Milana, Marcella
Comparative Education Review, v59 n3 p498-522 Aug 2015
This article revisits the concept of "global polity" as a useful conceptual tool for studying public policy development in adult education. First, it describes the relations between polity, policy, and praxis and how these are addressed in adult education research. Then, it reviews how policy is conceptualized in terms of material and ideational crossing as well as of social and political crossing. Next, the article advocates integrating these perspectives with an actor-network "sensitivity" to better capture the complexity of the global-local tensions between polity, policy, and the practices these shape in diverse socioeconomic and political systems. Put briefly, the article argues for the need to deconstruct the false belief in education that what is "global" is intrinsically distinct from the characteristics of geographical or social territories; instead, it points to localized norms and ideas as ultimately contained and constituting what is (often) perceived as global.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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