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The Politics of Scale in Policy: Scalecraft and Education Governance

Natalie Papanastasiou


Succeeding in the art of contemporary policymaking involves designing policies which reflect the deeply interconnected nature of political space. And yet, while it is undisputed that political spaces are fluid and networked, policy continues to be articulated through the age-old categories and hierarchies of scale. This book asks why scale occupies this enduring position of privilege in the work of policymakers. By highlighting how scales are far from ‘natural’ features of policy and that they are instead essential to the armoury of policy practice, the book presents ‘scalecraft’ as a new dime ... More

Keywords: scalecraft, policy studies, policymaking, education governance, political geography, political space, political discourse theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447343851
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447343851.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalie Papanastasiou, author
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona