Future Publications

Lewis, J. and West, A (forthcoming) ‘Learning from Others’: English proposals for early years’ education and care reform and policy transfer from France and the Netherlands, 2010-2015, Social Policy and Administration.

Sarrouh, B. “Between Pragmatism and Principle: Do Non-Discrimination Measures in the UK Protect Muslims?” in (eds.) Melek, S and O, Behçehek, Religion, Muslims, and the State. Centre for Migration Studies. Forthcoming.


Sarrouh, B. 2018. “Elusive Inclusion: comparing the counter-intuitive accommodation policies of Islamic schools in Scotland and Quebec” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 1-19.


Alexiadou, N. 2017. Equality and education policy in the European Union – An example from the case of Roma. In: Trevor Gale & Kalervo Gulson (Eds). Policy and Inequality in Education, Part of the Book series, Education Policy and Social Inequality. Pp.111-131. Springer.

Alexiadou, N. & Norberg, A. 2017. Sweden’s double decade for Roma inclusion: An examination of education policy in context, European Education, 49(1), 36-55.

Farney James. 2017. “Stability Amidst Change: Ontario’s Religious Schools and Canada’s Regime of Secularism” American Review of Canadian Studies spring. 1-15.

Farney, James and Banack, Clark. “Path Dependency, Policy Windows, and Independent Schools: The Evolution of State Support and Regulation in Canadian Provinces”. Paper Presented at the European Consortium for Political Research September 2017.

Farney, James and Banack, Clark. “Faith, Rights, and Choice: The Politics of Religious and Independent Schools in Canada” Paper Presented at Canadian Political Science Association Conference June 2017.

Farney, James and Banack, Clark. 2017. ‘Is it a Choice or a Right? The Effects of Framing on the development of Regulatory Regimes for Independent and Religious Schools in Canada’

Hackett, U. 2017. Offers and Throffers: Education Policy under Obama. The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change edited by Edward Ashbee and John Dumbrell, Palgrave Macmillan, pp181-197.

Hackett, U. 2017. Theorizing the Submerged State: The Politics of Private Schools in the United States. Policy Studies Journal Volume 45, Issue 3, August 2017, Pp464-489.

Hartong, Sigrid & Nikolai, Rita. 2017. Observing the ‘local globalness’ of policy transfer in education, in: Comparative Education Review, 61 (3), 519-537.

Koinzer, Thomas & Nikolai, Rita & Waldow, Florian (Hrsg.) 2017. Private Schools and School Choice in Compulsory Education. Global Change and National Challenge. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Koinzer, Thomas & Nikolai, Rita & Waldow, Florian 2017. Private Schools and School Choice as Global Phenomena: An Introduction, in: Koinzer, Florian/Nikolai, Rita/Waldow, Florian (Hrsg.): Private Schools and School Choice in Compulsory Education. Global Change and National Challenge, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 1-6.

Lindgren, J. & Rönnberg, L. 2017. The Emotional Politics of Quality Assurance Reform: Shifting Affective Atmospheres in Swedish Higher Education Policy. Higher Education Policy. OnlineFirst, DOI: 10.1057/s41307-017-0045-9.

Nikolai, Rita & Briken, Kendra & Niemann, Denni. 2017. Teacher Unions in Germany: Fragmented Competitors, in: Moe, Terry M./Wiborg, Susanne (Hrsg.): The Comparative Politics of Education: Teachers Unions and Education Systems around the World, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 114-142.

Nikolai, Rita & Koinzer, Thomas. 2017. Long Tradition, Moderate Distribution and Growing Importance – Private Schools in Germany as ‘Change Agents’ of School Choice, in: Koinzer, Florian/Nikolai, Rita/Waldow, Florian (Hrsg.): Private Schools and School Choice in Compulsory Education. Global Change and National Challenge, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 81-97.

Rönnberg, L. 2017. From national policy-making to global edu-business: Swedish edu-preneurs on the move. Journal of Education Policy, 32(2) 234–249.

Vipond, Robert. 2017. Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

West, Anne & Nikolai, Rita. 2017. The expansion of ‘private’ schools in England (academies/free schools), Sweden (friskolor) and Germany (Freie Schulen): A comparative perspective on policy development and the role of ideas in institutional change, in: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice (Online access 17.01.2017).

West, A. (2017) Private schools in Sweden: Policy development, inequalities and emerging issues, in T. Koinzer, R. Nikolai and F. Waldow (eds) Private Schools and School Choice in Compulsory Education, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.


Alexiadou, N., Arreman-Erixon, I., Dovemark, M., Holm, AS. Lundahl, L. & Lundström, U. 2016. Managing inclusion in competitive school systems: The cases of Sweden and England. Research in Comparative and International Education, 11(1), 13-33.

Alexiadou, N. Essex, J. 2016. Teacher education for inclusive practice – Responding to policy. European Journal of Teacher Education. 39(1), 5-19.

Alexiadou, N., Lundahl, L. 2016. “Reforming Swedish education by introduction of quasi-markets and competition”. In H. Gunter, E. Grimaldi, D. Hall, R. Serpieri, (Eds) New Public Management and the Reform of Education: European Lessons for Policy and Practice. Pp.66-80. London & New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 978-1-138-83380-7 (hbk). ISBN: 978-1-138-83381-4 (pbk).

Díaz Ríos, Claudia. 2016. “Foreign Prescriptions and Domestic Interests: A Comparison of Education Reform in Argentina and Chile.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 0 (0):1–16.

Díaz Ríos, Claudia. 2016. “When Global Ideas Collide with Domestic Interests: The Politics of Secondary Education Governance in Argentina, Chile and Colombia.” Ph.D. Thesis, Hamilton (ON): McMaster University.

Hackett, U. 2016. The Goldilocks Principle: Applying the Exclusive Disjunction to Fuzzy Sets. International Journal of Social Research Methodology Volume 19, No 5, September 2016, pp551-574.

Hackett, U. 2016. The Exit-Voice Choice: Religious Divides, Public Aid and America’s Private Schools. Politics and Religion Symposium on the Politics of Religious Alliances, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp249-270.

Hackett, U. 2016. The Six Great Societies. Presidential Studies Quarterly, Volume 46, Issue 2, June 2016, pp284-305.

Hackett, U and D.E. Campbell. 2016. Editors’ Introduction: The Politics of Religious Alliances. Politics and Religion Symposium on the Politics of Religious Alliances, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp227-233.

Sarrouh, B and K. Banting. 2016. ‘Regionalizing Dimensions of Citizenship: Accommodating Muslim Minorities in Quebec,’ European Yearbook of Minority Affairs, Volume 14.

Triadafilopoulos, Triadafilos and Joachim Rahmann. 2016. “Making Room for Islam in Germany’s Public Schools: A View from the Länder.” In Staat und Islam. Eds. Uwe Hunger and Nils Schröder. Berlin: Springer VS.


Alexiadou N., Lange B. 2015. Europeanising the national education space – Adjusting to the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) in the UK. International Journal of Public Administration, 38(3), 157-166.

Alexiadou, N., Norberg, A. 2015. Roma, Education, and Higher Education policies: The International Context & and the Case of Sweden. Report as part of the Higher Education Internationalisation and Mobility: Inclusion, Equalities and Innovation Project. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange, Horizon 2020. Grant agreement No. 643739.

Banack, Clark. 2015. “The Politics of Religious Education in British Columbia.” Paper presented to the Prairie Political Science Association Annual Conference, Banff, AB.

Banack, Clark. 2015. “Understanding the Influence of Faith-based Organizations on Education Policy in Alberta.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 48: 4: 933-959.

Farney, James. 2015. “Exploring the Sources of Divergence Provincial Governments support of Religious Schools in Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.” Paper presented at the Canadian Political Science Association Meetings.

Hackett, U. 2015. But Not Both: The Exclusive Disjunction in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Quality and Quantity, Volume 49, Issue 1, (2015), pp75-92.

Jarl, M. & Rönnberg, L. 2015. Skolpolitik. Från riksdagshus till klassrum. [Education politics. From the Parliament to the Classroom] (2nd ed.) Stockholm: Liber.

Rasmussen, P. & Larson. A., Rönnberg, L. & Tsatsaroni, A. 2015. Policies of “Modernisation” in European Education: Enactments and consequences. European Educational Research Journal, 14(6), 479–486.

Rönnberg, L. 2015. Marketization on Export. Representations of the Swedish free school model in English media. European Educational Research Journal 14(6), 549–565.

West, Anne. 2015. “Education Policy and Governance in England under the Coalition Government (2010–15): Academies, the Pupil Premium, and Free Early Education.” London Review of Education 13, 2: 21-36.

White, Linda A. “Facebook Chief’s Charity is Unkind to Democracy.” Toronto Star op-ed (14 December 2015). Online:


Alexiadou N. 2014. “Policy learning and europeanisation in education: The governance of a field and the transfer of knowledge”, In Andreas Nordin & Daniel Sundberg (Eds) Transnational policy-flows in European education Conceptualizing and governing knowledge. P.p: 123-140. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education. Oxford: Symposium books. ISBN: 978-1-873927-52-6.

Alexiadou, N., Findlow, S. 2014. Developing the educated citizen: Changing frameworks for the roles of universities in Europe and England. Annales, Series Historia et Sociologia, 24 (3), 371-382. ISSN 1408-5348

Banack, Clark. 2014. “Conservative Christianity, Anti-statism, and Alberta’s Public Sphere: The Curious Case of Bill 44.” In S. Lefebvre and L. Beaman eds,. Religion in the Public Sphere: Canadian Case Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 257-274.

Carlbaum, S., Hult, A., Lindgren, J., Novak, J., Rönnberg, L. & Segerholm, C. 2014. Skolinspektion som styrning [School Inspection as Governing]. Utbildning & Demokrati, Vol 23 (1), 5-21.

Farney, James. 2014. “Contextualizing and Explaining Stability of an Educational Regime: The Case of Religious Schools in Ontario.” Paper Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings, Washington DC.

Hackett, U. 2014. Republicans, Catholics and the West: Explaining the Strength of Religious School Aid Prohibitions. Politics and Religion, Volume 7, Issue 03, September 2014, pp499-520.

Rönnberg, L. 2014a. School inspection in Sweden: historical evolution, resurrection and gradual change. Revue française de pédagogie, N°186, 35-45.

Rönnberg, L. 2014b. Att ta inspektionen i egna händer. Hur lokala aktörer använder skolinspektionen [Taking inspection into one’s own hands: local enactments of Swedish national school inspection]. Utbildning & Demokrati, Vol 23 (1), 85-107.

Rönnberg, L. 2014c. Justifying the Need for Control: Motives for Swedish National School Inspection during Two Governments. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Vol 58 (4), 385-400.

West, Anne. 2014. “Academies in England and Independent Schools (fristående skolor) in Sweden: Policy, Privatisation, Access and Segregation.” Research Papers in Education 29, 3: 330-350.


Alexiadou, N. 2013. Privatising public education across Europe: Shifting boundaries and the politics of (re)claiming schools. Education Inquiry, 4 (3), 413-422.

Alexiadou, N., Van de Bunt-Kokhuis, S. 2013. Policy space and the governance of education: transnational influences on institutions and identities in the Netherlands and the UK. Comparative Education, 49 (3), 344-360.

Alexiadou N., Lange B. 2013. Deflecting EU influence on national education policy-making: the case of the United Kingdom. Journal of European Integration, 35 (1), 37-52.

Ebner, Christian & Graf, Lukas & Nikolai, Rita. 2013. New Institutional Linkages between Dual Vocational Training and Higher Education: A Comparative Analysis of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in: Windzio, Michael (Hrsg.): Integration and Inequality in Educational Institutions, Dordrecht: Springer, 281-298.

Farney, James. 2013. “Canadian Populism in the Era of the United Right.” Canadian Conservatism. Eds. James Farney and David Rayside. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 43-59.

Nikolai, Rita & West, Anne. 2013. School type and educational inequalities, in: Brooks, Rachel/Bhopal, Kalwant/McCormack, Mark (Hrsg.): Contemporary Debates in the Sociology of Education, Houndmills, Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 57-75.

Rönnberg, L., Lindgren, J. & Segerholm, C. 2013. In the Public Eye. Swedish School Inspection and Local Newspapers: Exploring the Audit-Media Relationship. Journal of Education Policy, Vol 28 (2), 178-197.

West, Anne and Elizabeth Bailey. 2013. “The Development of the Academies Programme: ‘Privatising’ School-based Education in England 1986-2013.” British Journal of Educational Studies 61, 2: 137-159.

West, Anne & Nikolai, Rita. 2013. Welfare regimes and education regimes: Equality of opportunity and expenditure in the EU (and US), in: Journal of Social Policy 42 (3), 469-493.


Farney, James. 2012. Social Conservatives and Party Politics in Canada and the United States. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Nikolai, Rita. 2012. Towards social investment? Patterns of public policy in the OECD world, in: Morel, Nathalie/Palier, Bruno/Palme, Joakim (Hrsg.): Towards a social investment welfare state? Ideas, policies and challenges, Bristol: Policy Press, 91-115.

Nikolai, Rita & Ebner, Christian. 2012. The Link between Vocational Training and Higher Education in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, Marius R./Trampusch, Christine (Hrsg.): The Comparative Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation Systems, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 234-258.

Triadafilopoulos, Triadafilos. 2012. Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Rönnberg, L. 2012. Reinstating Swedish National School Inspections: The Return of the State. Nordic Studies in Education, Vol 32 (2), 69-83.

Lindgren, J., Hult, A., Segerholm, C. & Rönnberg, L. 2012. Mediating school inspection – Key dimensions and key words in agency text production 2003-2010. Education Inquiry, Vol 3 (4), 569-590.

White, Linda A. 2012. “Must We All Be Paradigmatic? Social Investment Policies and Liberal Welfare States.” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 45, 3: 1-27.

White, Linda A. and Martha Friendly. 2012. “Public Funding, Private Delivery: States, Markets, and Early Childhood Education and Care in Liberal Welfare States—Australia, the UK, Quebec, and New Zealand.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 14, 4: 292-310.


Triadafilopoulos, Triadafilos. 2011. “Illiberal Means to Liberal Ends? Understanding Recent Immigrant Integration Policies in Europe.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37, 6: 861-880.

Alexiadou N. 2011. Social inclusion and leadership in education: an evolution of roles and values in the English education system over the last 60 years. Education Inquiry, 2 (4), 581-600.


Alexiadou N., Lange B., Fink-Hafner D. 2010. Education policy convergence through the Open Method of Co-ordination (OMC): Theoretical reflections and implementation in ‘old’ and ‘new’ national contexts. European Educational Research Journal, 9 (3), 346-359.

Allmendinger, Jutta & Ebner, Christian & Nikolai, Rita. 2010. Education in Europe and the Lisbon Benchmarks, in: Alber, Jens/Gilbert, Neil (Hrsg.): United in Diversity? Comparing Social Models in Europe and America, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 308-327.

Busemeyer, Marius R. & Nikolai, Rita. 2010. Education, in: Obinger, Herbert/Pierson, Chris/Castles, Francis G./Leibfried, Stephan/Lewis, Jane (Hrsg.): Oxford Handbook of Comparative Welfare States, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 494-508.

Lange B., Alexiadou N. 2010. Policy learning and governance of education policy in the EU. Journal of Education Policy, 25 (4), 443-463.

Lange B., Alexiadou N. 2010. “How to govern for solidarity? An introduction to policy learning in the context of open methods of co-ordinating education policies in the European Union (EU)”, in M. Ross and Borgman-Prebil Y. (Eds) Solidarity in the EU – an emerging constitutional paradigm? Oxford Universtiy Press, pp.235-261. ISBN-13: 9780199583188.

West, Anne & Allmendinger, Jutta & Nikolai, Rita & Barnham, Ellen. 2010. Policy decentralisation and educational achievement in Germany and the UK, in: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 28(3), 450-468.

West, A. and Ylönen, A. (2010) Market-oriented school reform in England and Finland: School choice, finance and governance, Educational Studies, 36, 1, 1-12.


Alexiadou N. 2007. The Europeanisation of education policy: Researching changing governance and ‘new’ modes of coordination. Research in Comparative and International Education, 2 (2), 102-116.

Lange B., Alexiadou N. 2007. New forms of European Union governance in the education sector? A preliminary analysis of the Open Method of Coordination. European Educational Research Journal, 6 (4), 321-335.


West, A., Ingram, D. and Hind, A. (2006) Skimming the cream? Admissions to charter schools in the US and autonomous schools in England, Educational Policy, 20, 4, 615-639.


Alexiadou, N. 2005. Europeanisation and education policy, in D. Coulby, C. Jones & E. Zambeta (Eds) World Yearbook of Education 2005: Globalisation and Nationalism in Education, (pp. 128-146). Falmer Routledge (ISBN 0 415 34858 7).


Vaniscotte, F., Houguenague, A., West, A. (eds) (2003) La Mobilité étudiante en Europe, mythe ou réalité? Comparaison France-Royaume-Uni. Paris: L’Harmattan.

West, A. (2003) Comparer les systèmes éducatifs: Débats et problèmes méthodologiques (Comparing education systems: Debates and methodological issues), in M. Lallement and J. Spurk (eds) Stratégies de la comparaison internationale, Paris: CNRS Editions. ISBN 2-217-06159-8.

White, Linda A. 2003. “Liberalism, Group Rights, and the Boundaries of Toleration: The Case of Minority Religious Schools in Ontario.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 36, 5: 975-1003.


Alexiadou N. 2002. Social inclusion and social exclusion in England: tensions in education policy. Journal of Education Policy, 17 (1), 71-86.


Alexiadou N. 2001. Researching policy implementation: interview data analysis in institutional contexts. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Theory and Practice, 4 (1), 51-61