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‘Opening up’ education policy making in England–space for ordinary citizens’ participation?

Exley, Sonia (2019) ‘Opening up’ education policy making in England–space for ordinary citizens’ participation? Representation. ISSN 0034-4893

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00344893.2019.1652205

Abstract

This article explores UK attempts to boost ordinary citizens’ participation in government policy formulation through ‘open policy making’. Drawing primarily on an analysis of government documents dating from 2012–2018 and focusing on the case of the Department for Education in England, the article highlights elite network control of policy making which works to depress ordinary citizens’ democratic input. Groups who do not fit with depoliticised, ‘top down’ understandings of what counts as valid citizen participation become delegitimised and excluded.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 McDougall Trust, London
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > L Education (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2019 08:51
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101542

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