© 2018 Elsevier Ltd As one of the most polarised areas in education research, the education privatisation debate generates opportunities for knowledge-brokers to promote their preferred policy alternatives. Based on bibliometric analysis techniques, this paper maps the configuration of the academic debate on privatisation, and explores how it is connected with the references mobilized by a group of international agencies located at the interstices of the research and policy fields. Our findings suggest that, when confronted with certain incentives, some international agencies use evidence in a selective and tactical way as a means to support their pre-established policy pReferences.
- Evidence-based policy [free descriptor]
- International organisations
- Knowledge brokers [free descriptor]
- Network analysis