Transformation of Democratic Participation Because of the Neoliberal Policies in Schools and Cities


  • Aslıhan Hancı


democratic participation, neoliberal policies, education


This study aims to expand one of the authors' thesis topics. The goal is to focus on introduction of 'participation' into schools through neoliberal policies. It is argued that due to the smaller state policy of neoliberalism, public services have lost their economic resources and power, and democratic participation in schools is equated with economic participation and contribution, in this part. The writing draws a similarity between cities losing their importance as social and cultural life moved to isolated luxury sites in neoliberalism, and public schools where economic participation is encouraged. It is wanted to say that neoliberal participation is encouraged in every sense, and emphasis is placed on transparent management and entrepreneurial school management. It is intended to emphasize that the relations between education, school and democracy should be re-established and defined in accordance with the importance and essence of the subject, outside the framework of 'democracy' and 'participation' imposed by neoliberalism.


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