Education and the Political

New Theoretical Articulations

  • Tomasz Szkudlarek

Part of the Comparative and International Education book series (CIEDV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Tomasz Szkudlarek
    Pages 1-13
  3. Tomasz Szkudlarek
    Pages 61-74
  4. Gert Biesta
    Pages 75-88
  5. Claudia Ruitenberg
    Pages 89-105
  6. Jan Masschelein, Maarten Simons
    Pages 107-119
  7. Maria Mendel
    Pages 121-131
  8. Carl Anders Säfström
    Pages 133-141

About this book


The essays in this collection address the relation between education and politics in new ways. Rather than understanding education simply as the object of political decision-making, or as preparation for politics, the authors of this volume see education as implicated in social conflicts and in the political processes that produce and change social structures. Education, then, is a practice that reconfigures the relations between subjectivities and the political. The collection focuses on several critical cases and theoretical debates where the relation between education and politics demands new articulations. It explores the potential of theoretical languages proposed by Rancière, Laclau, Derrida, Mouffe, Bakhtin, and other thinkers whose work has not yet been fully recognized in its pedagogical meaning.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tomasz Szkudlarek
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GdańskPoland

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