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Political dimensions of achievement psychology: perspectives on selfhood, confidence and policy from a new Indonesian province

Long, Nicholas J. ORCID: 0000-0002-4088-1661 (2013) Political dimensions of achievement psychology: perspectives on selfhood, confidence and policy from a new Indonesian province. In: Long, Nicholas J. and Moore, Henrietta L., (eds.) The Social Life of Achievement. WYSE series in social anthropology (2). Berghahn Books, New York, USA, pp. 82-102. ISBN 9781782382201

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Abstract

Achievement is a highly political issue. Under the conditions of contemporary globalisation, in which citizens of different nations are faced with the prospect of ving against eah other for lucrative and prestigious jobs in the 'global knowledge economy,' securing 'international competitiveness' is a priority governments around the world. Indeed, the rise of achivement indicators that rank nation-states and regions according to how 'competitive' they are globally - something measured in terms of economic performance, poverty reduction and levels of 'human development' or 'well-being' - means that more than jobs and income are at stake. Success in these rankings is also a matter of national pride, and politicians wishing to prove themselves competent at governing will do all that they can to maintain or improve the standing of the area under their jurisdiction.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 09:29
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 01:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/46205

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