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Volume 10 Number 2 2012  ISSN 1478-2103

Neoliberal Globalisation and Educational Policy

Michael A. Peters. Introduction. Neoliberalism, Education and the Crisis of Western Capitalism

Laura Elizabeth Pinto. Democratic Shortfalls in Privatized Curriculum Policy Production: silencing the ‘potted plants’ and politicizing ‘quick fixes’

Nick Zepke. What of the Future for Academic Freedom in Higher Education in Aotearoa NewZealand?

Marcia McKenzie. Education for Y’all: global neoliberalism and the case for a politics of scale in sustainability education policy

Stephen Clough & Carl A. Bagley. UK Higher Education Institutions and the Third Stream Agenda

Rino Wiseman Adhikary. The World Bank’s Shift away from Neoliberal Ideology: real or rhetoric?

Rodrigo G. Britez. Traveling Policies: mobility, transformation and continuities in higher education public policy

Cristian Cabalin. Neoliberal Education and Student Movements in Chile: inequalities and malaise

David Wilson, Bill Cope & Michael A. Peters. The Parable of the Physicist and the Postmodernists

Alan Cottey. Logarithmic Time: its role in current culture and education

Andy Valeri. WikiLeaks and the Authority of Knowledge

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Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski have a number of articles in Policy Futures in Education. These include:

Rikowski, Ruth (2003) Value – the Life Blood of Capitalism: knowledge is the current key, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.1 No.1, pp.160-178:

Rikowski, Glenn (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at:

Rikowski, Ruth (2006) A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.4 No.4:

Rikowski, Ruth (2008) Review Essay: ‘On Marx: An introduction to the revolutionary intellect of Karl Marx’, by Paula Allman, Policy Futures in Education,Vol.6 No.5, pp.653-661:

Note: These articles can be accessed without subscription, as they were published more than 3 years ago.


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