2 – The merging of security and development in the education sector: Discourses and effects

Thursday 16th January 2014, 17.30 – 19.00, Room 784, 20 Bedford Way, Institute of Education, London

‘The merging of security and development in the education sector: Discourses and effects’ – Professor Mario Novelli (University of Sussex)

The paper explores the merging of security and development policies by western development agencies operating in conflict affected states, and its broad effects on the education sector. The paper explores the way education has become increasingly intertwined with post 9/11 security discourses and traces the history, rationales and outcomes of this shift. The article also explores the multiple and competing discourses of a range of actors engaging with education in conflict affected states, demonstrating the way a ‘common sense’ discourse linking development to security masks deep divisions amongst key actors.

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