Critical Analyses of Educational Reforms in an Era of Transnational Governance

  • Elisabeth Hultqvist
  • Sverker Lindblad
  • Thomas S. Popkewitz

Part of the Educational Governance Research book series (EGTU, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Elisabeth Hultqvist, Sverker Lindblad, Thomas S. Popkewitz
    Pages 1-19
  3. Studies of Transnational Governance of Education

  4. Educational Reforms and Transnationalization

  5. Making Kinds of People as the Imperatives of Education: The Practice of Governing the Educational Subjects

  6. Migration and Population Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Fernando Hernández-Hernández, Juana M. Sancho-Gil
      Pages 231-244

About this book


This book represents a set of critical analyses of educational reforms where issues of transnational governance are of vital concern. It focuses on different aspects of, and practices in educational reform-making, and in particular on governing techniques and the working of new agencies such as supranational and multinational organizations. In addition, the book examines contemporary issues of immigration/immigrants in the politics of schooling, by reflecting on matters of migration, and problematizing how concepts such as exclusion and abjection make the migrants appear “failed”, “insufficient” and even “dangerous”.

The book provides theoretical insights into critical relations between knowledge and power, governance and governmentality, and notions concerning educational systems, as well as how these are compared. The central themes of the book are models for organizing and reflecting on transnationalization and educational reforms. In its discussion of those themes, the focus lies on changing conceptions of education and the educational system; on how school or teacher education is adapting to discourses of effectiveness and efficiency; and on their transformation according to standardized templates. Such changing conceptions define the meanings of education and educational progress; they are important for the identification and analysis of educational knowledge, and for critical discourses on education in society.



educational policy and reform cultural politics of knowledge governmentality systems of reason restructuring movement history of present digital inclusion interculturalism policy learning edu-business

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabeth Hultqvist
    • 1
  • Sverker Lindblad
    • 2
  • Thomas S. Popkewitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EducationStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Education and Special EducationUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  3. 3.Department of Curriculum and InstructionUniversity of Wisconsin–MadisonMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61969-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61971-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-9548
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-9556
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