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ERIC Number: EJ1125643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Something Old, Not Much New, and a Lot Borrowed: Philanthropy, Business, and the Changing Roles of Government in Global Education Policy Networks
Olmedo, Antonio
Oxford Review of Education, v43 n1 p69-87 2017
This paper focuses on the role of governments in contemporary networked political configurations. Such networks constitute policy communities, usually based upon shared conceptions of social problems and their solutions. By enabling social, political, and economic connections at local, regional, national, and international levels, such networks become key policy players as well as a policy technology in different spaces. More specifically, the paper is organised around three "policy frameworks" in the field of education. Each framework is based on a "network-case". In the first framework, governments represent the main driver for political change in legislating a landscape that creates the conditions for networks to develop around different aspects within the public sphere (e.g. organisation, co-funding, delivery, etc.). The second policy framework focuses on the activities of an already organised network in order to engage with existing political configurations as a "political actor" in its own right, what could be called "governing with/alongside networks". The third policy framework focuses on instances where the network operates directly as a "state-maker".
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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