CONCEPTION OF EDUCATION OF LIBERAL THINK TANKS IN BRAZIL AND NEOLIBERAL GOVERNMENTALITY
Keywords:education and neoliberal governmentality, education and extreme privatization, education and liberal think tanks
This article aims to identify the activities of the von Mises Brasil Institute and the Rothbard Institute in the conformation of neoliberal rationality in Brazilian education. Its most general hypothesis is the notion that liberal think tanks are specific mechanisms for the spread of neoliberal rationality around the world. It is a bibliographic and documentary study that inserts these think tanks in a historical processes and also is based on the concept of neoliberal governmentality by Brown (2019) and Dardot and Laval (2016). Its main conclusions indicate that the activities of these organizations and their conception of education are part of a more global movement of ideological reaction to the financial crisis of 2008. In education, it concludes that such rationality involves the centrality of families in decisions about education, with legitimization of extreme privatization strategies, disqualification of public and compulsory education with arguments both from the Austrian School as well as the “cultural Marxism” ideology.
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