Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Neoliberal Globalization and Educational Administration: Western and Developing Nation Perspectives

  • Eugenie A. SamierEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_287



The political philosophy of neoliberalism has become pervasive, both in its effects in government and on societies, and in the academic literature. Equally, globalization has reshaped political agendas, the configuration and practices in social institutions, and is a common topic in several disciplines, currently reshaping both the university systems providing education in the West and those in the developing world receiving their services. However, there is considerable controversy over their positive and negative attributes, spawning a large and widespread critical literature. Most of the discussion originates in the West, but increasingly critique of neoliberalism and globalization are emerging from the developing world, which has been the recipient of these socioeconomic and political developments, ones that have also had an impact on the cultural-educational sectors internationally.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal University for WomenRiffaBahrain