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  1. Foucault and Education: Disciplines and Knowledge.Stephen J. Ball (ed.) - 1990 - Routledge.
    1 Introducing Monsieur Foucault Stephen J. Ball Michel Foucault is an enigma, a massively influential intellectual who steadfastly refused to align himself ...
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  2. Reforming Education and Changing Schools.Richard Bowe, Stephen J. Ball & Anne Gold - 1992 - British Journal of Educational Studies 40 (4):429-431.
  3. Politics and Policy Making in Education.Stephen J. Ball - 1991 - British Journal of Educational Studies 39 (4):450-453.
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    Education Reform: A Critical and Post-Structural Approach.Stephen J. Ball - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (2):221-223.
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    Performativity, Commodification and Commitment: An I-Spy Guide to the Neoliberal University.Stephen J. Ball - 2012 - British Journal of Educational Studies 60 (1):17-28.
  6. Class Strategies and the Education Market: The Middle Classes and Social Advantage.Stephen Ball - 2004 - British Journal of Educational Studies 52 (4):433-436.
     
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  7. Markets, Choice and Equity in Education.Sharon Gewirtz, Stephen J. Ball & Richard Bowe - 1997 - British Journal of Educational Studies 45 (1):114-116.
     
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  8. Management as Moral Technology: A Luddite Analysis.Stephen J. Ball - 1990 - In Foucault and Education: Disciplines and Knowledge. Routledge. pp. 153--166.
     
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    Surveillance, Governmentality and Moving the Goalposts: The Influence of Ofsted on the Work of Schools in a Post-Panoptic Era.Jane Perryman, Meg Maguire, Annette Braun & Stephen Ball - 2018 - British Journal of Educational Studies 66 (2):145-163.
  10. Reductionism in Ethics and Science: A Contemporary Look at G. E. Moore's Open-Question Argument.Stephen W. Ball - 1988 - American Philosophical Quarterly 25 (3):197 - 213.
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    Life in the Pressure Cooker — School League Tables and English and Mathematics Teachers' Responses to Accountability in a Results-Driven Era.Jane Perryman, Stephen Ball, Meg Maguire & Annette Braun - 2011 - British Journal of Educational Studies 59 (2):179 - 195.
    This paper is based on case-study research in four English secondary schools. It explores the pressure placed on English and mathematics departments because of their results being reported in annual performance tables. It examines how English and maths departments enact policies of achievement, the additional power and extra resources the pressure to achieve brings and the possibility of resistance.
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    Life in the Pressure Cooker – School League Tables and English and Mathematics Teachers’ Responses to Accountability in a Results-Driven Era.Jane Perryman, Stephen Ball, Meg Maguire & Annette Braun - 2011 - British Journal of Educational Studies 59 (2):179-195.
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    Intellectuals or Technicians? The Urgent Role of Theory in Educational Studies.Stephen J. Ball - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (3):255.
    This paper discusses some problems with the field of educational studies and considers the role of post-structuralist theory in shifting the study of education away from a 'technical rationalist' approach (as evidenced in the case of much research on educational management and school effectiveness) towards an 'intellectual intelligence' stance that stresses contingency, disidentification and risk-taking.
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    ‘Toned Habitus’, Self-Emancipation and the Contingency of Reflexivity: A Life Story Study of Working-Class Students at Elite Universities in China.Jin Jin & Stephen J. Ball - 2020 - British Journal of Educational Studies 68 (2):241-262.
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    Foucault and Education.Stephen Ball - 1991 - British Journal of Educational Studies 39 (2):229-230.
  16. The Problem of Political Obligation: A Critical Analysis of Liberal Theory.Stephen W. Ball - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (3):475-479.
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    Foucault, Power, and Education.Stephen J. Ball - 2012 - Routledge.
    Foucault, Power, and Education invites internationally renowned scholar Stephen J. Ball to reflect on the importance and influence of Foucault on his work in educational policy.
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  18. Economic Equality: Rawls Versus Utilitarianism: Stephen W. Ball.Stephen W. Ball - 1986 - Economics and Philosophy 2 (2):225-244.
    Perhaps the most salient feature of Rawls's theory of justice which at once attracts supporters and repels critics is its apparent egalitarian conclusion as to how economic goods are to be distributed. Indeed, many of Rawls's sympathizers may find this result intuitively appealing, and regard it as Rawls's enduring contribution to the topic of economic justice, despite technical deficiencies in Rawls's contractarian, decision-theoretic argument for it which occupy the bulk of the critical literature. Rawls himself, having proposed a “coherence” theory (...)
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  19. Evolution, Explanation, and the Fact/Value Distinction.Stephen W. Ball - 1988 - Biology and Philosophy 3 (3):317-348.
    Though modern non-cognitivists in ethics characteristically believe that values are irreducible to facts, they nevertheless believe that values are determined by facts, viz., those specified in functionalist, explanatory theories of the evolutionary origin of morality. The present paper probes the consistency of this position. The conventionalist theories of Hume and Harman are examined, and are seen not to establish a tight determinative reduction of values to facts. This result is illustrated by reference to recent theories of the sociobiological mechanisms involved (...)
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    Intellectuals or Technicians? The Urgent Role of Theory in Educational Studies1.Stephen J. Ball - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (3):255-271.
    This paper discusses some problems with the field of educational studies and considers the role of post-structuralist theory in shifting the study of education away from a 'technical rationalist' approach towards an 'intellectual intelligence' stance that stresses contingency, disidentification and risk-taking.
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    Education Policy, Power Relations and Teachers’ Work.Stephen J. Ball - 1993 - British Journal of Educational Studies 41 (2):106-121.
  22. Linguistic Intuitions and Varieties of Ethical Naturalism.Stephen W. Ball - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (1):1-38.
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    Choosing Between Choice Models of Ethics: Rawlsian Equality, Utilitarianism, and the Concept of Persons.Stephen W. Ball - 1987 - Theory and Decision 22 (3):209-224.
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    Guest Editorial: At the Cross‐Roads: Education Policy Studies.Stephen J. Ball & Chris Shilling - 1994 - British Journal of Educational Studies 42 (1):1-5.
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    Facts, Values, and Normative Supervenience.Stephen W. Ball - 1989 - Philosophical Studies 55 (2):143 - 172.
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    Towards An Ethical Audit of the Privatisation of Education.Alan Cribb & Stephen Ball - 2005 - British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (2):115-128.
    We argue that the privatisation of education needs to be understood through an ethical lens, and suggest a broad framework through which privatisation policies and practices might be ethically audited. These policies and practices -- it is suggested -- are creating new ethical spaces and new clusters of goals, obligations and dispositions. Whatever the merits of our particular reading of these changes, we would call for an urgent public debate on these questions -- one that looks beyond broad ideological questions (...)
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    Dworkin and His Critics: The Relevance of Ethical Theory in Philosophy of Law.Stephen W. Ball - 1990 - Ratio Juris 3 (3):340-384.
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    Uncertainty in Moral Theory: An Epistemic Defense of Rule-Utilitarian Liberties.Stephen W. Ball - 1990 - Theory and Decision 29 (2):133-160.
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    A Useful Inheritance: Evolutionary Aspects of the Theory of Knowledge. Nicholas Rescher.Stephen W. Ball - 1992 - Philosophy of Science 59 (2):332-334.
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    Education Policy, Power Relations and Teachers' Work.Stephen J. Ball - 1993 - British Journal of Educational Studies 41 (2):106 - 121.
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    Gibbard's Evolutionary Theory of Rationality and its Ethical Implications.Stephen W. Ball - 1995 - Biology and Philosophy 10 (2):129-180.
    Gibbard''s theory of rationality is evolutionary in terms of its result as well as its underpinning argument. The result is that judgments about what is rational are analyzed as being similar to judgments of morality — in view of what Darwin suggests concerning the latter. According to the Darwinian theory, moral judgments are based on sentiments which evolve to promote the survival and welfare of human societies. On Gibbard''s theory, rationality judgments should be similarly regarded as expressing emotional attachments to (...)
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  32. Performativity, Privatisation, Professionals and the State.Stephen J. Ball - 2008 - In Bryan Cunningham (ed.), Exploring Professionalism. Institute of Education, University of London.
     
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    Morality Among Nations: An Evolutionary View. [REVIEW]Stephen W. Ball - 1992 - Biology and Philosophy 7 (3):361-377.
  34. The Routledgefalmer Reader in Sociology of Education.Stephen Ball - 2004 - British Journal of Educational Studies 52 (3):315-316.
     
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    Linguistic Intuitions and Varieties of Ethical Naturalism.Stephen W. Ball - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (1):1-38.
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    Bibliographical Essay / Legal Positivism, Natural Law, and the Hart/Dworkin Debate.Stephen W. Ball - 1984 - Criminal Justice Ethics 3 (2):68-85.
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    Autobiographies and Interviews as Means of ‘Access’ to Elite Policy Making in Education1.Charles Batteson & Stephen J. Ball - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (2):201-216.
    This paper explores questions of access to perceptions of educational policy by members of policy elites. In particular, it reviews some possibilities of broadening how national education policy is contructed by examining the utility of published autobiographical tests.
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    Book ReviewsCarl Cohen,, and James P Sterba,. Affirmative Action and Racial Preference: A Debate.Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. Xv+394. $30.00. [REVIEW]Stephen W. Ball - 2005 - Ethics 116 (1):226-228.
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    Bergmann's Theory of Freedom.Stephen W. Ball - 1985 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (3):287-304.
  40. Choice, Pathways and Transitions Post-16: New Youth, New Economies and the Global City.Stephen J. Ball, Meg Maguire & Sheila Macrae - 2001 - British Journal of Educational Studies 49 (3):357-359.
     
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  41. Critical Review of Rawls's Political Liberalism: A Utilitarian and Decision-Theoretical Analysis of the Main Arguments: Stephen W. Ball.Stephen W. Ball - 1998 - Utilitas 10 (2):222-240.
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    G. E. Moore’s Ethical Theory.Stephen Ball - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (2):415-419.
    This book is one of the best on the history of ethics—and arguably, on ethical theory more generally—to appear in many years. Readers should consider whether either of these two statements is even an understatement.
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    Hegel on Proving the Existence of God.Stephen W. Ball - 1979 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (2):73 - 100.
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    Inclusive Education is Not Dead, It Just Smells Funny.Stephen J. Ball - 2019 - British Journal of Educational Studies 67 (2):277-278.
  45. Maximin Justice, Sacrifice, and the Reciprocity Argument: A Pragmatic Reassessment of the Rawls/Nozick Debate: Stephen W. Ball.Stephen W. Ball - 1993 - Utilitas 5 (2):157-184.
    Theories of economic justice are characteristically based on abstract ethical concerns often unrelated to practical distributive results. Two decades ago, Rawls's theory of justice began as a reaction against the alleged ‘sacrifices’ condoned by utilitarian theory. One variant of this objection is that utilitarianism permits gross inequalities, severe deprivations of individual liberty, or even the enslavement of society's least well-off individuals. There are, however, more subtle forms of the objection. In Rawls, it is often waged without any claim that utilitarianism (...)
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  46. The Sociology of Education: Major Themes.Stephen J. Ball (ed.) - 2000 - Routledge.
    This outstanding collection contains 100 papers drawn from the broad range of contemporary writing on the sociology of education. Major trends and developments from the 1970s through to the 1990s are represented. The following four volumes offer a comprehensive introduction to, and overview of, the field: * Theories and Methods * Inequalities and Oppressions * Institutions and Processes * Politics and Policies. Covering the key points of dispute and areas of controversy within the sociology of education these volumes include papers (...)
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    Autobiographies and Interviews as Means of 'Access' to Elite Policy Making in Education.Charles Batteson & Stephen J. Ball - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (2):201 - 216.
    This paper explores questions of access to perceptions of educational policy by members of policy elites. In particular, it reviews some possibilities of broadening how national education policy is contructed by examining the utility of published autobiographical tests.
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    ‘Parental Choice’, Consumption and Social Theory: The Operation of Micro‐Markets in Education.Richard Bowe, Stephen Ball & Sharon Gewirtz - 1994 - British Journal of Educational Studies 42 (1):38 - 52.
    Using key writings in the sociology of consumption and consumerism and analyses of the nature of postmodern society, this paper considers how parents decide upon a secondary school and the nature of their engagement with the education market.
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    ‘Parental Choice’, Consumption and Social Theory: The Operation of Micro‐Markets in Education.Richard Bowe, Stephen Ball & Sharon Gewirtz - 1994 - British Journal of Educational Studies 42 (1):38-52.
    Using key writings in the sociology of consumption and consumerism and analyses of the nature of postmodern society, this paper considers how parents decide upon a secondary school and the nature of their engagement with the education market.
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    Hijacking the Dispatch Protocol: When Callers Pre-Empt Their Reason-for-the-Call in Emergency Calls About Cardiac Arrest.Judith Finn, Teresa A. Williams, Austin Whiteside, Kay L. O’Halloran, Stephen Ball & Marine Riou - 2018 - Discourse Studies 20 (5):666-687.
    This article examines emergency ambulance calls made by lay callers for patients found to be in cardiac arrest when the paramedics arrived. Using conversation analysis, we explored the trajectories of calls in which the caller, before being asked by the call-taker, said why they were calling, that is, calls in which callers pre-empted a reason-for-the-call. Caller pre-emption can be disruptive when call-takers first need to obtain an address and telephone number. Pre-emptions have further implications when call-takers reach the stage when (...)
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