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ERIC Number: EJ946099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 93
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Making Higher Education Work: A Comparison of Discourses in the United Kingdom's Conservative and Labour Parties' General Election Manifestos between 1979 and 2010
Souto-Otero, Manuel
Comparative Education Review, v55 n3 p293-314 Aug 2011
This article elaborates a model of social democratic and conservative discourses in relation to access, financing, management, and results of higher education. The model is contrasted with the position of the Conservative Party and the Labour Party in the United Kingdom from the late 1970s to 2010 as expressed in their electoral manifestos. The findings show how the ideological differences between parties diminished over time, although not uniformly across themes. Explanations for this trend are provided through examination of the role of electoral institutions and "median voter" and "political partisanship" arguments. (Contains 5 footnotes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom