Hayes, AM and Findlow, S (2017) The role of time in policy making: a Bahraini model of higher education competition. Critical Studies in Education.

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Abstract

This paper contributes to discussions about the nature and scope of higher education (HE) business in light of some of the emerging ways in which countries seem to be reframing the impact of globalism. In particular, it develops a discussion about spatialities and temporalities of HE policy by drawing on the Kingdom of Bahrain’s distinctive approach to free markets, transnational capitalism, trade of international services and foreign influence. The paper draws on key HE policy documents and regulatory frameworks issued by the Higher Education Council in Bahrain. In the paper, we ask about priorities that drive HE investment in Bahrain, as well as their impact on the role of international input in HE policy building. We find that policymaking in Bahrain is driven by ‘nationalisation’ as a pragmatic strategy at the time of transition to a knowledge economy. We also find that these goals are transient, thus providing suggestions for policy analysis from the perspective of time intervals in a space.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Critical Studies in Education on 09/08/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17508487.2017.1358756.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic capitalism; Bahrain; globalism; higher education; policymaking; temporalities and spatialities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 11:06
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 11:38
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3543

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