Journal article

The politics of critical policy sociology: mobilities, moorings and elite networks

Glenn C Savage, Jessica Gerrard, Trevor Gale, Tebeje Molla

CRITICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

This article reflects on what doing critical policy sociology means in shifting theoretical, empirical and methodological contexts of education. We focus our analytical lens on two primary considerations. First, we reflect on the politics of criticality, examining differing claims and debates about what it means to do critical research and be a critical researcher of education policy, paying particular attention to how critical policy sociologists position their work in relation to elite power and policy networks. Second, we build on these foundations to consider the trend towards researching mobilities within critical policy sociology, arguing that contemporary ‘follow the policy’ research ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council [DP190101867].