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'Requisite irony' and the 'knowledge based economy': a critical discourse analysis of the drafting of education policy in the European Union

Jones, P (2008) ''Requisite irony' and the 'knowledge based economy': a critical discourse analysis of the drafting of education policy in the European Union.' In: Jessop, B, Fairclough, N and Wodak, R, eds. Education and the knowledge based economy in Europe. Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practice . Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 127-148. ISBN 9789087906238

Abstract

This book addresses the recent impact of the ‘knowledge-based economy’ as an economic ‘imaginary’ and as a set of real economic developments on education, and especially higher education in Europe, including educational strategies and policies such as those of the Bologna process on a European scale. The contributors come from various disciplinary backgrounds (education, history, linguistics, sociology) but share a commitment to trans-disciplinary research and a view that changes in educational policy and practice can productively be researched with a focus on discourse. The papers in this collection apply a range of approaches to discourse analysis, as well as narrative policy analysis, and several contributors use a cultural political economy perspective which incorporates a version of critical discourse analysis. The book will be of interest to researchers, post-graduate students and advanced undergraduate students in several subject areas, including education, discourse studies and political economy.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: Higher education and state — European Union countries. Education, Higher — Economic aspects — European Union countries. Knowledge-based economy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 13:43
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 16:21
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/1092
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