A Political Sociology of Education Policy

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Education policy has a long tradition of political sociology, but the dominant trend continues to be sociological.

Drawing on data and analysis from the Education Policy Knowledgeable Polity (EPKP) project, supported by funders such as the British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this book aims to restore the role of political analysis by presenting a new political sociology for framing, conducting and presenting education policy research.

In doing so, it will be the first in the field to connect political thinking from Arendt with sociological thinking from Bourdieu, producing innovative analysis for and about educational reform.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781447363361, 9781447363354
ISBN (Print)9781447363330
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2023


  • claimocracy
  • education policy
  • Arendt
  • Bourdieu
  • eugenics
  • modernisation
  • oligarchy


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