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      The British higher education funding debate: the perils of 'talking economics'

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      London Review of Education
      IOE Press
      HIGHER EDUCATION, POLITICAL ECONOMY, MARKETISATION, COMPETITION
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            Abstract

            This article examines current debates surrounding British higher education funding from a political economy perspective, drawing on 'positive' and 'institutionalist' political economy. Adopting the lens of political economy enables a critical assessment of the use of terms drawn from economics by many higher education decision-makers. Current discussions embody particular assumptions about the nature of producers and consumers in higher education, the relationship between supply and demand, and the role of information in the higher education 'market'. They also frequently fail to acknowledge the active rather than passive role of higher education institutions in shaping policy discussions surrounding higher education funding.

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            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 November 2011
            : 9
            : 3
            : 317-331
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            1474-8460(20111101)9:3L.317;1- s5.phd /ioep/clre/2011/00000009/00000003/art00005
            10.1080/14748460.2011.616324
            e5b96336-8238-4c49-bf75-04447f42c171
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            POLITICAL ECONOMY,COMPETITION,MARKETISATION,HIGHER EDUCATION

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