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CONCEPTION OF EDUCATION OF LIBERAL THINK TANKS IN BRAZIL AND NEOLIBERAL GOVERNMENTALITY

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  • Neide Cesar Vargas César Vargas Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0648-3969
  • Rosa Maria Marques Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1811

Keywords:

education and neoliberal governmentality, education and extreme privatization, education and liberal think tanks

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

Neide Cesar Vargas César Vargas, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Degree in Economic Sciences from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (1986), Master degree in Economics from the Federal Fluminense University (1990), Doctorate in Economic Science from the State University of Campinas (2006). Professor in the Department of Economics and researcher in the Posgraduate Program in Education at the Federal University of Espírito Santo

Rosa Maria Marques, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Graduated in Economic Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1974), master's degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1985) and doctorate from Fundação Getúlio Vargas - SP (1996). Postdoctoral studies at the Faculte de Sciences Economiques of Université Pierre Mendes France de Grenoble and at Universidad de Buenos Aires. Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, ex-president of the Brazilian Society of Political Economy and of the Brazilian Association of Health Economics. Member of the Budget and Finance Committee of the National Health Council.

Posted

2021-02-10

Section

Human Sciences