Legitimation by affliction

Transcending and overshadowing all forms of knowledge in the political process is a kind of knowledge we call “moral knowledge”. Read more ...


Knowledge in its media staging

Yet, a sudden surge of political activity in that field really started in the late 1990´s, when media attention was being directed to several cases of “misbehaviour” committed by teachers and principals integrating disabled children and, thus, defying the laws in force at that time: “[..] a child, a mentally disabled child, had been taken out of the [regular] school, the state’s supervisory school authority did this, and put the child in a school for disabled children, although all the people... Read more ...


PISA en Belgique francophone : un outil de légitimation politique et un instrument de surveillance

Si PISA est officiellement présenté comme un outil d’aide à la décision politique, en Belgique francophone, il tend plutôt à être utilisé comme un outil de légitimation de propositions politiques pré-existantes et comme un instrument de surveillance qui renforce la pression exercée par le quasi-marché des usagers en direction des acteurs (publics et privés) de l’enseignement. Read more ...


Steering or public action?

The move from government to governance transforms the art of governing, which develops in accordance with a less hierarchical logic and involves a greater number of actors. In this way, it transforms and challenges the very functioning of democracy.


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