Neoliberal semiotic cycles and the political economy of educational policy

Francis Hult

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Drawing upon a discourse analysis of policy approach, it is shown that a 2013 Swedish government policy proposing semiprivatization of universities is not a radical departure from Swedish social democratic values about public institutions, but rather the current iteration of a longer neoliberal semiotic cycle in higher education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014
EventAAAL Annual Conference, 2014: Annual American Association for Applied Linguistics conference - Portland, United States
Duration: 2014 Mar 222014 Mar 25


ConferenceAAAL Annual Conference, 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Languages and Literature
  • Educational Sciences


  • Educational policy
  • discourse
  • Sweden


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