Education, Capitalism and the Global Crisis focuses on Andrew
Gamble s book The Spectre at the Feast and its analysis of the
background to, conduct of, and possible consequences and
opportunities brought about by, the current global economic crisis.
The views expressed represent a range of responses to Gamble s
analysis and examination of the crisis, both in different locations
and from different perspectives. They reflect upon the broader
social, political and even emotional dimensions of what is taking
place as well as trying to understand the true nature of the
What is key is how the state sets about managing this crisis.
The authors seek to answer a wide range of pertinent questions,
such as: to what degree will the state continue to balance between
economic and fiscal management as against the needs of the weak and
vulnerable? What should be and what is the role of state welfarism
in a time of recession? How will different nation states respond to
this crisis? What is the role of education policy in these
complicated times? What is the role of the education state?
This book was originally published as a special issue of the
Journal of Education Policy."
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