This sub-theme covers issues of policy diffusion and adoption/adaptation. This may include how global priorities and influences (including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) play out in national and local contexts and how local cultures, interests, and agendas are incorporated – or not. Additionally, papers critical of global processes and case studies in which local actors reject, reconceptualise, or actively oppose global discourses and policies are welcome. This sub-theme also invites papers about the politics of educational partnerships between global and local actors, and examples of difficulties and potential resistance to partnerships at different levels of the system.

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