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Making higher education work: a comparison of discourses in the United Kingdom’s Conservative and Labour Parties’ general election manifestos between 1979 and 2010


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Souto-Otero, M., 2011. Making higher education work: a comparison of discourses in the United Kingdom’s Conservative and Labour Parties’ general election manifestos between 1979 and 2010. Comparative Education Review, 55 (3), pp. 293-314.

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    Abstract

    This article elaborates a model of social democratic and conservative discourses in relation to access, financing, management, and results of higher education. The model is contrasted with the position of the Conservative Party and the Labour Party in the United Kingdom from the late 1970s to 2010 as expressed in their electoral manifestos. The findings show how the ideological differences between parties diminished over time, although not uniformly across themes. Explanations for this trend are provided through examination of the role of electoral institutions and “median voter” and “political partisanship” arguments.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsSouto-Otero, M.
    DOI10.1086/660112
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
    Publisher StatementSouto-Otero_CompEdRev_2011_55_3_293.pdf: © 2011 by the Comparative and International Education Society. All rights reserved.
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code22977

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