The Dispositif of the University Reform: The Higher Education Policy Discourse in Poland

1st Edition

Helena Ostrowicka, Justyna Spychalska-Stasiak, Łukasz Stankiewicz

March 4, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 176 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367189808 - CAT# K417270
Series: Routledge Research in Higher Education

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The Dispositif of the University Reform presents a discourse analysis about transformations in higher education in Poland. Combining Foucauldian categories of discourse, dispositif and governmentality with contemporary changes in the area of science and higher education, it proposes an analysis of power in close connection with the development of knowledge.

The book researches the tradition built on the works of Michel Foucault, one of the most prominent and inspiring researchers for the contemporary humanities. It introduces the Polish context to the international debate on higher education transformations and the reception of Foucauldian categories in social research. In addition, it presents the original concept of the dispositif of the reform as a heuristic model of describing and explaining the practice of regulating academic life and education policy.

As a valuable contribution to the knowledge about the legitimization of educational policy and the practice formed by dominant discourses, the book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and post graduate students in the fields of sociology of education, sociology of knowledge, critical pedagogy, public policy, educational studies, and philosophy.

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