This chapter provides a conceptual framework for the following contributions to this edited book; and outlines the linkages between them. It introduces the role of neoliberal ideology and practice in shaping the institutional context of research production. In outlining the role of epistemic communities in the production of knowledge the reader is introduced to the utility of employing the concept of communities of practice in order to critically explore the situational context of research activity. This analysis is complemented by a discussion of the relevance of typologies of knowledge production. The chapter signals the significance of the political erasure of racisms, the role of counter-narratives to multiculturalism, and the logics of neo-liberalism in framing the field of research and policy to be discussed in this book.
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