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The comparative politics of education : teachers unions and education systems around the world / edited by Terry M. Moe, Stanford University ; Susanne Wiborg, UCL Institute of Education.

Other author/creatorMoe, Terry M. editor.
Other author/creatorWiborg, Susanne, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionvi, 339 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction / Terry M. Moe and Susanne Wiborg -- 2. Teachers unions in the United States: the politics of blocking / Terry M. Moe -- 3. Teacher unions in England: the end is nigh? / Susanne Wiborg -- 4. Teacher unionism in France: making fundamental reform an impossible quest? / Michael Dobbins -- 5. Teacher unions in Germany: fragmented competitors / Rita Nikolai, Kendra Briken, and Dennis Niemann -- 6. Teachers unions in the Nordic countries: solidarity and the politics of self interest / Susanne Wiborg -- 7. Teachers' unions in Japan: the frustration of permanent opposition / Robert W. Aspinall -- 8. Teachers' unions in Mexico: the politics of patronage / Christopher Chambers-Ju and Leslie Finger -- 9. Teacher unions in India: diverse and powerful / Tara Béteille, Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, and Mohammadd Muzammil -- 10. The comparative politics of education: teachers unions and education systems across the world / Terry M. Moe.
Abstract "Public education is critically important to the human capital, social well-being, and economic prosperity of nations. It is also an intensely political realm of public policy that is heavily shaped by power and special interests. Yet political scientists rarely study education, and education researchers rarely study politics. This volume attempts to change that by promoting the development of a coherent, thriving field on the comparative politics of education. As an opening wedge, the authors carry out an 11-nation comparative study of the political role of teachers unions, showing that as education systems everywhere became institutionalized, teachers unions pursued their interests by becoming well-organized, politically active, highly influential - and during the modern era, the main opponents of neoliberal reform. Across diverse nations, the commonalities are striking. The challenge going forward is to expand on this study's scope, theory, and evidence to bring education into the heart of comparative politics"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formCross-cultural studies.
LCCN 2016026760
ISBN9781107168886 (hardback)
ISBN1107168880 (hardback)
ISBN9781316619766 (paperback)
ISBN1316619761 (paperback)

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