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Strandbrink, P. (2019). Citizenship Education: Ideology or System? A Critical View on Civic Educational Policy Thinking. In: José A. Pineda-Alfonso, Nicolás De Alba-Fernández & Elisa Navarro-Medina (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Education for Participative Citizenship and Global Prosperity: (pp. 431-446). Hershey, PA: IGI Global
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Citizenship Education: Ideology or System? A Critical View on Civic Educational Policy Thinking
2019 (English)In: Handbook of Research on Education for Participative Citizenship and Global Prosperity / [ed] José A. Pineda-Alfonso, Nicolás De Alba-Fernández & Elisa Navarro-Medina, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2019, p. 431-446Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate salient approaches to citizenship and civic-normative educationin liberal democratic life. The chapter argues that core technocratic assumptions about clarity,linearity, and predictability feeding into civic-educational deployment and change warrant critical attention.The chapter aims to shed new light on states’ instinct to regard themselves and their value setsas seamless conceptual wholes. A range of ramifications of this typical approach are interrogated, inprinciple as well as in relation to Swedish civic-educational matrices. The chapter refines a heuristicmodel for unpacking citizenship and civic-normative education thinking in liberal democracy originallypresented in an earlier work by the author. It is concluded that even as the enormous policy efforts thatgo into organizing and revamping public civic-normative education in response to new societal challengeshave little chance of meeting governments’ intentions; they may still be important since they areexerted in highly visible public spaces and domains.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2019
Series
Advances in Educational Marketing, Administration, and Leadership, ISSN 2326-9022, E-ISSN 2326-9030
National Category
Political Science Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36784 (URN)10.4018/978-1-5225-7110-0.ch018 (DOI)9781522571100 (ISBN)9781522571117 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2019). Nio politiska begrepp: ideologi, språk och begreppsanalys. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nio politiska begrepp: ideologi, språk och begreppsanalys
2019 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Begrepp är centrala i allt politiskt tänkande och handlande: begrepp formar politiska program och dagordningar, men också maktförhållanden och världsbilder. Det går inte att förstå en politisk idéströmning om man inte tar hänsyn till de uttolkningar av begrepp som individgemenskapautonomi eller kultur som strömningen omfattar – men uttolkningarna skiftar från en ideologisk tradition till en annan.

I denna bok utvecklas en modell för att förstå politisk-normativ begrepps­­bildning och här analyseras nio av de mest framträdande politiska begreppen. I anslutning till analysen diskuteras också villkoren för god kunskapsbildning i en tid som präglas av post-sanning, val­manipulation, sociala mediebubblor, elitförakt och politisk kunskaps­resistens. I ett utförligt appendix presenteras slutligen ett antal centrala västerländska ideologiska traditioner på ett överskådligt vis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019. p. 356
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38763 (URN)9789144124629 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-21 Created: 2019-08-21 Last updated: 2019-08-21Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2018). Disciplinarity and normative education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(3), 254-269
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disciplinarity and normative education
2018 (English)In: Educational Philosophy and Theory, ISSN 0013-1857, E-ISSN 1469-5812, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 254-269Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on recent interdisciplinary, multidimensional research on civic and religious education in northern Europe, this article explores disciplinary epistemological economies in an era of mounting discontent with the narrowness of mono-disciplinary analyses of complex social and educational issues. It is argued in the article that under conditions of sufficient world complexity, interdisciplinarity provides for a more cogent scholarly approach to educational structures and phenomena than either of the logics of mono-, multi- and transdisciplinarity—the main extant alternatives. It is shown in both conceptual and empirical terms that these alternatives cannot accommodate social and educational diversity, complexity and sprawl other than thinly, hence should mainly be endorsed by universities and research funders for other than epistemological reasons or when there is agreement that the object subjected to analysis is correspondingly thin and isolated. As education in and of itself is a remarkably complex social phenomenon and field of study, it is concluded that interdisciplinary environments may typically be expected to provide a stronger potential for assessing and understanding it.

Keywords
Interdisciplinarity, social epistemology, normative education, educational research, complexity
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33010 (URN)10.1080/00131857.2017.1343113 (DOI)000427697400005 ()2-s2.0-85021631666 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-07-03 Created: 2017-07-03 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2018). Epistocracy and Democratic Participation in a Post-Truth World. Democratic Theory, 5(1), 1-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Epistocracy and Democratic Participation in a Post-Truth World
2018 (English)In: Democratic Theory, ISSN 2332-8894, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates civic-political and cognitive participation as they play out in democratic theory. Its core purpose is to develop a conceptual-normative critique of the presupposition in liberal democratic theory that these logics are mutually reinforcing and complementary. This misunderstanding of a theoretical ambivalence contributes to inhibiting constructive assessment of epistocratic*technocratic frameworks of democratic interpretation and theory. I demonstrate that these logics circulate contrasting views of democratic power and legitimacy and should be disentangled to make sense of liberal democratic theoretical and political spaces. This critique is then fed into a political-epistemological interrogation of post-truth and alt-facts rhetorical registers in contemporary liberal democratic life, concluding that neither logic of participation can harbor this unanticipated and fundamentally nonaligned way of doing liberal democratic democracy.

Keywords
democratic theory; epistocracy; liberal democracy; participation; political epistemology; post-truth
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35305 (URN)10.3167/dt.2018.050102 (DOI)000433073500002 ()2-s2.0-85047292108 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-17 Created: 2018-05-17 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2018). Nostalgia and shrinkage: Philosophy and culture under post-postmodern conditions. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(14), 1407-1408
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nostalgia and shrinkage: Philosophy and culture under post-postmodern conditions
2018 (English)In: Educational Philosophy and Theory, ISSN 0013-1857, E-ISSN 1469-5812, Vol. 50, no 14, p. 1407-1408Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36813 (URN)10.1080/00131857.2018.1462522 (DOI)000451474500053 ()2-s2.0-85057185194 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-26 Created: 2018-11-26 Last updated: 2018-12-13Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2018). The Asymmetrical Appropriation of Culture in Politics. Journal of Conflict and Integration, 2(1), 8-37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Asymmetrical Appropriation of Culture in Politics
2018 (English)In: Journal of Conflict and Integration, ISSN 2586-0836, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 8-37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article hinges on the notion that the location of the term ‘culture’ in political discourse and debate remains under-theorised, particularly regarding its covariation with political recognition. It is shown that arguments for culturally motivated justice, recognition, or redress of past wrongs may be expected only by marginalised groups, not by states or other powerful political agents –since these are not framed as cultural in the first place. This suggests that to become more powerful in modern politics one normally must become less cultural. The article ultimately aims to unpack this implicit logic of modern liberal democratic reasoning on culture.

Keywords
Post-culturalism, tolerance, ontological culturality, political recognition, normative statehood
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36134 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-27 Created: 2018-08-27 Last updated: 2018-08-27Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2017). Civic Education and Liberal Democracy: Making Post-Normative Citizens in Normative Political Spaces. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civic Education and Liberal Democracy: Making Post-Normative Citizens in Normative Political Spaces
2017 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book explores the inherent tension in civic education. There is a surging belief in contemporary European society that liberal democracy should work harder to reproduce the civic and normative setups of national populations through public education. The cardinal notion is that education remains the best means to accomplish this end, and educational regimes appropriate tools to make the young more tolerant, civic, democratic, communal, cosmopolitan, and prone to engaged activism. This book is concerned with the ambiguities that strain standard visions of civic education and educational statehood. On the one hand, civic-normative education is expected to drive tolerance in the face of conflicting good-life affirmations and accelerating worldview pluralisation; on the other hand, nation-states are primarily interested in reproducing the normative prerogatives that prevail in restricted cultural environments. This means that civic education unfolds on two irreconcilable planes at once: one cosmopolitan/tolerant, another parochial/intolerant. The book will be of significant interest to students and scholars of education, sociology, normative statehood, democracy, and liberal political culture, particularly those working in the areas of civic education; as well as education policy-makers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 232
Series
Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33049 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-55798-4 (DOI)978-3-319-55797-7 (ISBN)978-3-319-55798-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-07-13 Created: 2017-07-13 Last updated: 2017-07-13Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2017). Iain M. Banks tio romaner om The Culture: Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Use of Weapons, The State of the Art, Excession, Inversions, Look to Windward, ­Matter, Surface Detail och The Hydrogen Sonata [Review]. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 119(4), 820-822
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Iain M. Banks tio romaner om The CultureConsider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Use of Weapons, The State of the Art, Excession, Inversions, Look to Windward, ­Matter, Surface Detail och The Hydrogen Sonata
2017 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 119, no 4, p. 820-822Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33872 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-12 Created: 2017-12-12 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2017). Stangneth, Bettina, 2014. Eichmann before Jerusalem. The unexamined life of a mass murderer. London, Penguin Random House. [Review]. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 119(3), 630-632
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stangneth, Bettina, 2014. Eichmann before Jerusalem. The unexamined life of a mass murderer. London, Penguin Random House.
2017 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 119, no 3, p. 630-632Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33135 (URN)
Available from: 2017-08-21 Created: 2017-08-21 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Strandbrink, P. (2016). Kunskapspolitik (2 utök.ed.). In: Beckman, Ludvig & Mörkenstam, Ulf (Ed.), Politisk teori: (pp. 310-326). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kunskapspolitik
2016 (Swedish)In: Politisk teori / [ed] Beckman, Ludvig & Mörkenstam, Ulf, Stockholm: Liber, 2016, 2 utök., p. 310-326Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2016 Edition: 2 utök.
Keywords
politisk epistemologi, teknokrati, politisk kunskap, politisk rationalism, politiskt deltagande
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31389 (URN)978-91-47-11283-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Projects
Goda medborgare och onda tider? Svensk demokratipolitik och myten om den passiva medborgaren /Strandbrink, Peter & Åkerström, Linda [2008-07650_VR]; Södertörn UniversityTeaching religion and thinking education on the Baltic-Barent brim. [A051-2009_OSS]; Södertörn University
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8412-6097

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