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The politics of scale in policy : scalecraft and education governance

Author: Natalie Papanastasiou
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2019.
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Drawing on empirical data from the field of education governance, the book traces how scales are crafted and mobilised in policymaking practices, demonstrating that 'scalecraft' is key to understanding the production of hegemony.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Papanastasiou
ISBN: 9781447343868 1447343867 9781447343882 1447343883 9781447343875 1447343875
OCLC Number: 1102416638
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Contents: Front Cover; The Politics of Scale in Policy; Copyright page; Table of contents; About the author; Foreword; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Policy, scale and the importance of space; The book's approach to space and policy; Lost in space: the difficulty of engaging with the spatial; A focus on education policy and governance; Outline of the book; 2 Problematising scale in the study of policy; Assumptions of scale in the study of policy; Rethinking scale in policy: a turn to political geography; Critical policy studies and scale; Scalecraft: a critical approach to scale in policy studies Political discourse theory: key featuresScalecraft and the study of hegemony; 3 Exposing scale hegemonies; Education governance and politics of scale; Revealing scale hegemonies: the case of education and the European project; A genealogical perspective; Case study: scale hegemonies in European education governance; Implications for conceptualising European governance; 4 Knowledge, policy and scale; European governance, knowledge and scale; The politics of scale in the ET 2020 framework; Individual versus collective; Context versus universal; Experience versus learning Reforms versus agenda-settingImplications of scalar dichotomies in ET 2020; Scalar politics of best practices: ET 2020 Working Group meetings; A depoliticised policy environment; Different contexts, common challenges; Generalisability and transferability of best practice knowledge; Fantasmatic logic of learning; Reflections on scalecraft, knowledge and policy; 5 Hegemonies of statecraft and scale; Statecraft and education systems; Statecraft and the local: the case of localism; The politics of scale in localism: the governance of England's school system Diversifying England's school system: academies and free schoolsScalecrafting the local; Trapped in the local: experiences of academy school reform; Eastshire: a brief context; Logics of the local: greater choice; Logics of the local: collaboration between schools; Logics of the local: pursuing the interests of the school; Scalecraft as a hegemonic strategy of statecraft; 6 Spatial entrepreneurs and scalecraft; Implementing England's academies policy: the case of Northwestern; The Northwestern Academies Model; Scalecraft and spatial entrepreneurship in Northwestern Spatial entrepreneurship of local authority officersExpanding scalecraft visions beyond the local authority; Academies in Northwestern: frontline work, scalecraft, and resistance; Spatial entrepreneurship: a new dimension of frontline work; 7 The practice of scalecraft; Reflections on policy, scale and hegemony; The practice of scalecraft: key features; Techniques of scalecraft; Scalecraft and affect; Politicisation and depoliticisation; Scalecraft practices and the role of agency; Contributions of scalecraft; Methodological contribution to the critical logics approach
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