Manufacturing an illusory consensus? A bibliometric analysis of the international debate on education privatisation
Antoni Verger, Clara Fontdevila, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain ; Ruarri Rogan, Fordham Law, United States ; Thomas Gurney, Elsevier
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 64, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
As one of the most polarised areas in education research, the education privatisation debate generates opportunities for knowledge-brokers to promote their preferred policy alternatives. Based on bibliometric analysis techniques, this paper maps the configuration of the academic debate on privatisation, and explores how it is connected with the references mobilized by a group of international agencies located at the interstices of the research and policy fields. Our findings suggest that, when confronted with certain incentives, some international agencies use evidence in a selective and tactical way as a means to support their pre-established policy pReferences.
Verger, A., Fontdevila, C., Rogan, R. & Gurney, T. (2019). Manufacturing an illusory consensus? A bibliometric analysis of the international debate on education privatisation. International Journal of Educational Development, 64(1), 81-95. Elsevier Ltd.