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The comparative politics of education : teachers unions and education systems around the world

Author: Terry M Moe; Susanne Wiborg
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
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Public education is critically important to the human capital, social well-being, and economic prosperity of nations. It is also an intensely political realm of public policy that is heavily shaped by power and special interests. Yet political scientists rarely study education, and education researchers rarely study politics. This volume attempts to change that by promoting the development of a coherent, thriving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2016026760
(OCoLC)957554654
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry M Moe; Susanne Wiborg
ISBN: 9781316717653 1316717658
OCLC Number: 968304278
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Teachers unions in the United States: the politics of blocking Terry Moe; 3. Teachers unions in England: the end is nigh? Susanne Wiborg; 4. Teachers unions in France: making fundamental reform an impossible quest? Michael Dobbins; 5. Teachers unions in Germany: fragmented competitors Rita Nikolai, Kendra Briken and Dennis Niemann; 6. Teachers unions in the Nordic countries: solidarity and the politics of self interest Susanne Wiborg; 7. Teachers unions in Japan: the frustration of permanent opposition Robert Aspinall; 8. Teachers unions in Mexico: the politics of patronage Christopher Chambers-Ju and Leslie Finger; 9. Teachers unions in India: diverse, powerful, and coercive Tara Beteille, Geeta Gandhi Kingdon and Mohd Muzammil; 10. The comparative politics of education: teachers unions and education systems across the world Terry Moe.
Responsibility: edited by Terry M. Moe, Stanford University, Susanne Wiborg, UCL Institute of Education.

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This book provides new evidence on teachers unions and their political activities across nations, and offers a foundation for a comparative politics of education.  Read more...

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