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Public Private Partnerships in Education

New Actors and Modes of Governance in a Globalizing World Edited by Susan L. Robertson, University of Cambridge, UK, Karen Mundy, University of Toronto, Canada, Antoni Verger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain and Francine Menashy, University of Massachusetts, US
This insightful book brings together both academics and researchers from a variety of international organizations and aid agencies to explore the complexities of public private partnerships as a resurgent, hybrid mode of educational governance that operates across scales, from the community to the global.
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Publication Date: 2012
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This insightful book brings together both academics and researchers from a variety of international organizations and aid agencies to explore the complexities of public private partnerships (PPPs) as a resurgent, hybrid mode of educational governance that operates across scales, from the community to the global.

The contributors expertly study the different types of partnership arrangements and thoroughly critique the value of PPPs. Some chapters explore how PPPs, as a policy idea, have been constructed in transnational agendas for educational development and circulated globally, whilst other chapters explore the role and implications of PPPs in developing countries, providing arguments for and against an expanding reliance on PPPs in national educational systems.

The theoretical framing of the book draws upon leading theories of international relations to develop a unique perspective on the global governance of education. It will prove insightful for both scholars and policymakers in public policy and education.
‘Public Private Partnerships in Education is a scholarly contribution to the growing literature on the topic, providing useful insights into the problem. The wide perspectives provided compel the serious readers to go for in-depth research on many related aspects.’
– Jandhyala B.G. Tilak, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration

‘Far from simply being a form of cost sharing between the “state” and the “market,” PPP has been celebrated by some, and condemned by others, as the champion of change in the new millennium. This book has been written by the best minds in education policy, political economy, and development studies. They convincingly argue that public private partnership represents a new mode of governance that ranges from covert support of the private sector (vouchers, subsidies) to overt collaboration with corporate actors in the rapidly growing education industry. The analyses are simply brilliant and indispensable for understanding how and why this particular best/worst practice went global.’
– Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Columbia University, New York, US
Contributors: F. Barrera-Osorio, Z. Bhanji, A. Draxler, S. Fennell, M. Ginsburg, J. Guaqueta, J. Härmä, A.V. Jaimovich, A.A. Marphatia, F. Menashy, K. Mundy, S.-A. Oh, H.A. Patrinos, S.L. Robertson, M. Ron-Balsera, P. Rose, P. Srivastava, J. van Fleet, A. Verger
Contents:

1. An Introduction to Public Private Partnerships and Education Governance
Susan L. Robertson, Karen Mundy, Antoni Verger and Francine Menashy

PART I: THE RISE OF PPPs IN EDUCATION: HISTORY AND CONCEPTUAL DEBATES
2. Governing Education through Public Private Partnerships
Susan L. Robertson and Antoni Verger

3. International PPPs in Education: New Potential or Privatizing Public Goods?
Alexandra Draxler

4. Public Private Partnerships, Neoliberal Globalization and Democratization
Mark Ginsburg

PART II: UNDERSTANDING TRANSNATIONAL PPP ACTORS
5. The Role of the International Finance Corporation in the Promotion of Public Private Partnerships for Educational Development
Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy

6. The GATS Game-changer: International Trade Regulation and the Constitution of a Global Education Marketplace
Antoni Verger and Susan L. Robertson

7. Private Foundations, Philanthropy and Partnership in Education and Development: Mapping the Terrain
Prachi Srivastava and Su-Ann Oh

8. A Disconnect between Motivations and Education Needs: Why American Corporate Philanthropy Alone Will Not Educate the Most Marginalized
Justin van Fleet

9. Microsoft Corporation: A Case Study of Corporate-led PPPs in Education
Zahra Bhanji

PART III: THE IMPACT OF PPPs IN EDUCATION: EVIDENCE FROM THE FIELD
10. The Role and Impact of Public Private Partnerships in Education
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Juliana Guaqueta and Harry Anthony Patrinos

11. Do Public Private Partnerships Fulfil the Right to Education? An Examination of the Role of Non-state Actors in Advancing Equity, Equality and Justice
Maria Ron-Balsera and Akanksha A. Marphatia

12. Is Low-fee Private Primary Schooling Affordable for the Poor? Evidence from Rural India
Joanna Härmä and Pauline Rose

13. Why Girls’ Education Rather than Gender Equality? The Strange Political Economy of PPPs in Pakistan
Shailaja Fennell

14. The Role of Central Management Structures in Public Private Partnerships: The Case of Fe y Alegría Schools in Peru
Analía V. Jaimovich

Index