Revisions to rationality: the translation of ‘new knowledges’ into policy under the Coalition Government

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Revisions to rationality : the translation of ‘new knowledges’ into policy under the Coalition Government. / McGimpsey, Ian; Bradbury, Alice; Santori, Diego.

In: British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 38, No. 6, 04.07.2016, p. 908-925.

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title = "Revisions to rationality: the translation of {\textquoteleft}new knowledges{\textquoteright} into policy under the Coalition Government",
abstract = "This article gives an account of the use of knowledges from emerging scientific fields in education and youth policy making under the Coalition government (2010-15) in the UK. We identify a common process of {\textquoteleft}translation{\textquoteright} and offer three illustrations of policy-making in the UK that utilise diverse knowledges produced in academic fields (neuroscience, network theory and well-being). This production of {\textquoteleft}new knowledges{\textquoteright} in policy contexts allows for the identification of sites of policy intervention. This process of translation underlies a series of diverse revisions of the rational subject of policy. Collectively, these revisions amount to a change in policy-making and the emergence of a different subject of neoliberal policy. This subject is not an excluded alterity to an included rational subject of neoliberalism, but a {\textquoteleft}plastic subject{\textquoteright} characterised by its multiplicity. The plastic subject does not contradict the rational subject as central to neoliberal policy-making, but diversifies it.",
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