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This paper has benefited from my work ing with Miriam Henry, Sandra Taylor and Fazal Rizvi on an ARC research project on globalization and policy making within the nation-state and on a policy book,Educational Policy and the Politics of Change (forthcoming, Routledge). Some of the ideas have been pursued in that collective work. However, I remain responsible for the argument presented here. The paper was completed while I was a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, 1995 and I would like to thank all those individuals who made my stay there propitious to work, but particularly, Roger Slee and Ian Hextall.

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Lingard, B. Educational policy making in a postmodern state on Stephen J. Ball’s education reform: A critical and post-structural approachi. Aust. Educ. Res. 23, 65–91 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03219613

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