Book Chapter

Mobilities paradigm and policy research in education

F Rizvi

Education Policy and Contemporary Theory: Implications for Research | Published : 2015


Since the early 1990s, much has been written about global mobility. Authors such as Appadurai (1996), Bauman (1998), Castells (2000) and Beck (2000) have shown how notions of mobility, movement and flows should now be treated as central to our understanding of the global processes that are re-constituting our communities, our social institutions and our lives. They have suggested that as we witness everincreasing levels of mobility, facilitated not only by the revolutionary developments in communication and transport technologies but also by major shifts in the ways in which economic and political relations are structured, we need to re-think the contemporary processes of social and politica..

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