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Juridification and Education
2016 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory / [ed] [Ed.] Michael A. Peters, Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016, 1-6 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This entry brings together scholarly work on juridification (the systemic drift toward legalism) and education – two strands of research that so far have evolved in largely separates scientific communities and rarely communicate with one another. The strands will be brought together in three steps – first, by presenting a brief overview of research on contemporary conceptualizations of juridification in modern societies; second, by tracing some of the central historical antecedents that inform such juridification; and third, by identifying how the juridification of education proceeds on different paths at different rates, issuing in different relationships to institutional structures in different regions, nations, or societies, thus precipitating different kinds of problems and frictions in different local situations. The article covers all levels, encompassing preschool, K-12 and higher education. Further, it is comparative, involving vignettes from research in several countries. The multiple, complex, and variegated denotations and connotations of juridification are sketched, and their engendering of changes in the education arena is discussed. 

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Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2016. 1-6 p.
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Juridification, judicialization, legalization, education governance
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300593DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_480-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-300593DiVA: diva2:951677
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2016-08-09 Last updated: 2016-08-11

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