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ERIC Number: EJ1082139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Neoliberal and Neoconservative Immiseration Capitalism in England: Policies and Impacts on Society and on Education
Hill, Dave; Lewis, Christine; Maisuria, Alpesh; Yarker, Patrick; Carr, Julia
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v13 n2 p38-82 Oct 2015
In this article we firstly set out the facts about the current stage of capitalism, the Immiseration stage of neoliberal capitalism in England. We note its relationship with conservatism and neo-conservatism. We identify increased societal inequalities, the assault by the capitalist state on its opponents, and proceed to describe and analyse what neoliberalism and neo-conservatism have done and are doing to education in England--in the schools, further education, and university sectors. We present two testimonies about the impacts of neoliberalism/neo-conservatism, one from the school sector, one from the further/vocational education sector, as a means of describing, analysing, and then theorising the parameters of the neoliberal/ neoconservative restructuring education and its impacts. We conclude by further theorising this. With the election of a Conservative majority in the May 7, 2015 general election in the UK, the policies and processes of neoliberalisation and neoconservatisation are being intensified.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)