Current Research Joseph's new article in Journal of Education Policy examines how the different historical strands of neoliberalism have influenced the work of the UK's Social Mobility Commission. His other most recent article is on the language through which primary school girls constructed their own views of their future in a context of poverty and childcare responsibilities. Current Publications 2018b. Under review. Journal of Education Policy. 2018a. Cracking the Code: The Social Mobility Commission and Education Policy Discourse, Journal of Education Policy, online first. doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2018.1449891.
Comment on acceptance by journal editor: 'This is an excellent and necessary paper which is fully deserving of publication. Its analysis of Thatcherism provides a clear analysis of how the different historical strains of neoliberalism have influenced the work of the Social Mobility Commission. The critique is sustained and incisive: a powerful contribution to our understanding of how social mobility is used as a political tool within a broader neoliberal power structure'