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Maisuria, Alpesh; Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
In this article, we provide a critical explanation and critique of neoliberalism. We attempt an innovative focus ranging from the wider contemporary political and ideological shifts, to the way in which neoliberal policy specifically influences higher education and the consequences thereof. We follow a narrative logic in three parts where we first…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article is in three parts. In part one, the author begins by examining the onset of austerity/immiseration capitalism in the United Kingdom. Austerity/immiseration capitalism has witnessed the decline of state multiculturalism and increasing attempts to deflect attention away from the failures of capitalism by playing the "race…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Islam, Cultural Pluralism, Racial Bias
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Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
The Gur-Ze'ev/McLaren interchange covered a wide range of issues that are important for twenty-first century socialists. In this article, the author concentrates on two of them: first, Gur-Ze'ev's charge that critical pedagogy is part of the "new anti-Semitism"; second, his critique of McLaren's support for Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Critical Theory, Political Attitudes, Jews
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Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The author first briefly outlines what he considers to be the defining features of transmodernism and its relationship both to postmodernism and to Marxism. He then suggests that transmodern interpretations of the legacy of the European invasions of the Americas are illuminating, as is Marxism, in providing an understanding of how the imperialism…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Democracy, Social Change, Foreign Policy
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Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
The author begins by arguing that in order to understand imperialism it is necessary to have a conceptual awareness of the concepts of racism and racialisation. He then considers how the British Empire impacted on schools during the imperial era. He goes on to examine the nature of the New Imperialism. Calls are currently being made by notable…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Critical Theory, Marxian Analysis, Racial Bias
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Cole, Mike – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
The author begins by discussing David Geoffrey Smith's analysis of the enantiomorphism inherent in the rhetoric of New American Imperialism. He goes on to examine critically Smith's defence of Enrique Dussel's advocacy of transmodernism as a way of understanding this enantiomorphism and of moving beyond what are seen as the constraints of both…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Role of Education, Postmodernism, Educational Change