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ERIC Number: EJ818075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 105
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Discursive Policy Webs in a Globalisation Era: A Discussion of Access to Professions and Trades for Immigrant Professionals in Ontario, Canada
Goldberg, Michelle P.
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v4 n1 p77-102 Mar 2006
This article explores the link between discourse and policy using a discursive web metaphor. It develops the notion of policy as a discursive web based on a post-positivist framework that recognises the way multiple discourses from multiple voices interact in a complex web of power relationships to influence reality. Using Ontario's Access to Professions and Trades as the policy example, it demonstrates how globalisation and neo-liberalism facilitate a "brain drain" discourse, which in the Canadian, and specifically Ontario, context evolved into a "skills shortage" discursive web. Deconstructing the discourses in this web, I expose how their interactions facilitate policy solutions such as assessment or training while constraining others. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada