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Networks, new governance and education$
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Stephen J. Ball and Carolina Junemann

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429803

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429803.001.0001

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Education, network governance and public sector reform

Education, network governance and public sector reform

(p.19) Two Education, network governance and public sector reform
Networks, new governance and education

Stephen J. Ball

Carolina Junemann

Policy Press

In this chapter some of the developments and changes in forms of governance in England are traced as these relate to the public sector and specifically education through New Labour into Coalition policy. That is, from the ‘Third Way’ to the ‘Big Society’. The move from government to governance is multi-faceted and multi-scalar. It involves shifts and changes at different levels, moving at different speeds. It rests upon both structural reconfiguration, the displacement of some actors and organisations and the introduction of others, and new working relationships, incentives and subjectivities. It replaces bureaucracy with management and leadership, service with ‘quality’ and ‘excellence’, professionalism with enterprise, and importantly, ‘commitment’ with contract. It is a move towards a ‘differentiated polity’ (Bache, 2003).

Keywords:   Third Way, Big Society, governance, subjectivity, enterprise, contract

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