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"Developing a Political Economy of Skill"

by Lloyd, Caroline; Payne, Jonathan (2002)


Recent theoretical developments in the political economy of skill are making advances in our understanding of key dynamics in advanced capitalist economies, yet there is a failure to address a number of central issues. This paper will argue that without an integration of the labour process, the state and the agency of change there is little possibility of an effective and realistic evaluation of what a high-skills strategy for the UK would mean and what would be required to implement it.


Skills, Education, Knowledge, Understanding, Qualitifations, Political Economy



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