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Global education inc: new policy networks and the neo-liberal imaginary

Global education inc: new policy networks and the neo-liberal imaginary

Ball, Stephen J

Using the approach of 'policy sociology' and the methods of social network analysis, Stephen Ball explores the policy activities of edu-businesses, neo-liberal advocacy networks and policy entrepreneurs, and of social enterprises and 'new' philanthropy

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Published London: Routledge, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Stephen J. Ball
ISBN: 0203803302, 0415684099, 0415684102, 9780203803301, 9780415684095, 9780415684101
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Education and globalization.; Globalisation; Educational policy; Neoliberalism.; Privatization in education.; Education.


  1. 1. Networks, Neo-Liberalism and policy mobilities
  2. 2. Doing Neo-liberalism - markets and states, and friends with money
  3. 3. Transnational Advocacy Networks and Policy Entrepreneurship: Indiana Jones, business and schooling of the poor
  4. 4. 'New' Philanthropy, Social Capitalism and Education Policy
  5. 5. Policy as Profit: selling and exporting policy
  6. 6. Education as Big Business
  7. 7. Money, Meaning and Policy Connections

Author note

Stephen J. Ballis Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.