You are not logged in.

External policy influence and higher education reform in Ethiopia : understanding symbolic power of the World Bank

Molla, Tebeje 2013, External policy influence and higher education reform in Ethiopia : understanding symbolic power of the World Bank, International journal of sociology education, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 167-192.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title External policy influence and higher education reform in Ethiopia : understanding symbolic power of the World Bank
Translated title Influencia de la Política Exterior y de la Reforma de la Educación Superior en Etiopía: Entender el Poder Simbólico del Banco Mundial
Author(s) Molla, Tebeje
Journal name International journal of sociology education
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 167
End page 192
Total pages 26
Publisher Hipatia Press
Place of publication Barcelona, Spain
Publication date 2013-06-25
ISSN 2014-3575
Keyword(s) Pierre Bourdieu
capital
Ethiopia
education policy
higher education
symbolic power
the World Bank
Summary Increasingly national policy processes are intersected with and affected by global policy actors and ideas. In aid-recipient countries such as Ethiopia, donors use financial and non-financial means to influence national policy decisions and directions. This paper is about the non-financial influence of the World Bank (WB) in the Ethiopian higher education policy reform. Using Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of symbolic power as a ‘thinking tool’, the paper aims to shed light on forms of symbolic capital that the Bank uses to generate a ‘misrecognisable’ form of power that regulates the HE policy process in Ethiopia. The findings show that the WB transforms its symbolic capital of recognition and legitimacy to establish a ‘shared misrecognition’ and thereby make its policy prescriptions implicit and hence acceptable to local policy agents. The Bank uses knowledge-based regulatory instruments to induce compliance to its neoliberal policy prescriptions. The paper therefore underscores the value of symbol power as an analytical framework to understand elusive but critical role of donors in policy processes of aid recipient countries.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062705

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 108 Abstract Views, 2 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 14:44:56 EST by Tebeje Mekonnen

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.