Manufacturing an illusory consensus? A bibliometric analysis of the international debate on education privatisation

Antoni Verger, Clara Fontdevila, Ruarri Rogan, Thomas Gurney

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Abstract

© 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-95
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Bibliometrics
  • Evidence-based policy [free descriptor]
  • International organisations
  • Knowledge brokers [free descriptor]
  • Network analysis
  • Privatisation

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