Untangling Theories and Hegemonic Projects in Researching Education and the Knowledge Economy

  • Susan L. Robertson


This chapter offers the reader a conceptual tool for reading education policies, projects and their implementation – Cultural Political Economy of Education. CPE/E is particularly attentive to the explanatory power derived from holding together connections between the cultural, political and economic dimensions of educational life and lives. Using a range of ‘knowledge economy’ projects as a point of entry, and the idea of ‘translation projects’, the chapter also explores the importance of contexts of reception in the education policy domain, and the ways in which contexts of reception make it more or less feasible, or not, to continue to discursively advance, materialize, and institutionalize, particular as solutions to policy.


Critical political economy Education Discourse Translation Power 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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