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Developing a Political Economy of Skill, Journal of Education and Work

Caroline Lloyd and Jonathan Payne

Our article forms part of a special issue of the Journal of Education and Work which focuses on how to develop a high skills economy and the implications for skill formation and society.

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. The article argues 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.


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Journal of Education and Work