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ERIC Number: EJ1139978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Governmentality, Democratic State, and Education in Human Rights
Bernal, Oscar Orlando Espinel
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v49 n7 p681-690 2017
Faced with the incessant concern on the part of national and supranational institutions in promoting, expanding, and implementing education on human rights in schools and educational systems, it is necessary to stand back for a moment and review the political and discursive ways in which these projects work and the mechanisms they are based on within the current system. In order to do this, we will use the Foucauldian methodological notion of governmentality. From this point of view, some of the relatively recent practices of subjectivation, production, control, and shaping of people needed for a project of nation come to light. At the same time, these practices respond to a global project. Human rights education (HRE) is postulated and closely associated with contemporary techniques for citizenship training. Consequently, practices and discourses of human rights and, more recently, of HRE worked within government modalities of modern states as an exercise of control on populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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