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"Soft power", educational governance and political consensus in Brazil
Rambla, Francesc Xavier, 1966- (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sociologia)

Date: 2012
Abstract: The article analyses the 'soft power' that the Federal government of Brazil has gained by designing and implementing a very ambitious Plan for the Development of Education. It draws on fieldwork carried out in the country in 2009 and 2010 in order to conduct a discourse analysis of the strategy deployed by the key political agents. The results show to what extent the Federal government has used some catchwords to underpin a general consensus. It has also convinced the international organisations and civil society organisations that the 'programme ontology' of the programme (e. g. hypotheses on the beneficial impacts of multi-dimensional intervention) is reliable enough to wait for a decade until having a whole evaluation. However, since these agents eventually recall varied kinds of political mobilisation, some contradictions and tensions are already apparent. In general, the analysis unveils a complex interplay of national and supra-national politics of education.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EDU2008-00816/EDUC
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Política educativa ; Globalització ; Anàlisi del discurs ; Poder ; Brazil ; Education policy ; Globalisation ; Discourse analysis ; Power
Published in: International studies in sociology of education, Vol. 22, Núm. 3 (2012) , p. 191-212, ISSN 1747-5066

DOI: 10.1080/09620214.2012.737683

23 p, 149.3 KB

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