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    Patterns and paths towards privatisation in Ireland

    Skerritt, Craig and Salokangas, Maija (2019) Patterns and paths towards privatisation in Ireland. Journal Of Educational Administration And History, 52 (1). pp. 84-99. ISSN 0022-0620

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    This paper discusses the various ways privatisation processes affect Irish education. Due to the long history of considerable church involvement, the notable absence of middle tiers of governance, and more recently, the embrace of neoliberal principles, in large part due to and for economic reasons, the Irish education system represents a fascinating example of a complex interplay between the public and private sectors. The conceptual and analytical tools provided by Cultural Political Economy are used in this paper to highlight why and how privatisation has unfolded and might yet unravel further in Irish education. These tools offer a useful lens through which to examine country-specific developments, whilst locating them in the global picture. Utilising the conceptualisations offered by Cultural Political Economy, this paper demonstrates how different forms of privatisation in Ireland have contributed to what can be described as a complex system of governance with strong private involvement.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the postprint version of the published article, which is available at: Craig Skerritt & Maija Salokangas (2020) Patterns and paths towards privatisation in Ireland, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 52:1, 84-99, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2019.1689104
    Keywords: Privatisation; school autonomy; governance; public education; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 13732
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    Depositing User: Maija Salokangas
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2020 14:56
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal Of Educational Administration And History
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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