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Performativity, privatisation and the Post-Welfare State

In this article, firstly, it will be discussed briefly the process and the implication of the Post-Welfare State settlement for the State, for capital, for public sector institutions and for citizen. One of the main questions in the analysis of this process is based in two related points: that privatisation and commodification in the public sector is increasingly complex and increasingly totalizing and they form part of a new global political settlement. The values of the private market are celebrated by the States of almost all western societies give legitimation and impetus to certain actions and commitments - enterprise, competition, excellence - and inhibit and de-legitimize others - social justice, equity, tolerance. In particular this paper tries to emphasize the insertion of the habitus of private production and its commercial sensibilities and "utilitarian morality" into educational practices.

Post-Welfare State settlement; Privatisation in the public sector; Education and market; Commodification of education


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