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Mario Novelli
Professor Of The Political Economy Of Education (Education)
T: +44 (0)1273 678639

Selected publications


Higgins, Sean and Novelli, Mario (2018) The potential and pitfalls of peace education: a cultural political economy analysis of the emerging issues teacher education curriculum in Sierra Leone. Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, 6 (1). pp. 29-53. ISSN 2288-2693

Novelli, Mario, Lopes Cardozo, Mieke T A and Smith, Alan (2017) The 4Rs framework: analysing the contribution of education to sustainable peacebuilding in conflict-affected contexts. Journal of Education in Emergencies, 3 (1). ISSN 2518-6833

Novelli, Mario (2017) Education & countering violent extremism: western logics from South to North. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 47 (6). pp. 835-851. ISSN 0305-7925

Novelli, Mario (2016) Capital, inequality and education in conflict-affected contexts. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37 (6). pp. 848-860. ISSN 0142-5692

Novelli, Mario and Sayed, Yusuf (2016) Teachers as agents of sustainable peace, social cohesion and development: theory, practice & evidence. Education as change, 20 (3). pp. 15-37. ISSN 1682-3206

Novelli, Mario and Higgins, Sean (2016) The violence of peace and the role of education: insights from Sierra Leone. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 47 (1). pp. 32-45. ISSN 0305-7925

Novelli, Mario (2013) The merging of security and development in the education sector: discourses and effects. Educacao e Sociedade: revista de ciencia da educacao, 34 (123). p345-370. ISSN 0101-7330

Novelli, Mario (2010) The new geopolitics of educational aid: From Cold Wars to Holy Wars? International Journal of Educational Development, 30 (5). pp. 453-459. ISSN 0738-0593

Novelli, Mario (2010) Education, Conflict & Social (in)Justice: insights from Colombia. Educational Review, 62 (3). pp. 271-285. ISSN 0013-1911

Novelli, Mario (2009) New perspectives: globalisation, education and violent conflict – in memory of Jackie Kirk. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 7 (4). pp. 379-382. ISSN 1476-7724

Novelli, Mario and Lopes Cardozo, Mieke T.A. (2008) Conflict, education and the global south: New critical directions. International Journal of Educational Development, 28 (4). pp. 473-488. ISSN 0738-0593


Novelli, Mario (2009) Colombia's Classroom Wars: Political Violence against Education Sector Trade Unions in Colombia. Education International, Brussels. ISBN 978-92-95089-02-0

Robertson, Susan, Novelli, Mario, Dale, Roger, Tikly, Leon, Dachi, Hillary and Alphonce, Ndibelema (2007) Globalisation, education and development : ideas, actors and dynamics. Researching the Issues vol 68, 2 . DFID. ISBN 9781861928702

Book Section

Novelli, Mario and Selenica, Ervjola (2014) Protecting higher education from attack. In: Education Under Attack. GCPEA (Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack), pp. 99-108.

Novelli, Mario (2013) The new geopolitics of educational aid. In: Majhanovich, Suzanne and Geo-JaJa, Macleans A (eds.) Economics, Aid and Education. Sense, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 29-45. ISBN 9789462093652

Novelli, Mario (2011) Thinking through transnational solidarity: The case of SINTREAMCALI in Colombia. In: Bieler, Andreas and Lindberg, Ingemar (eds.) Global Restructuring, Labour and the Challenges for Transnational Solidarity. Rethinking Globalizations (25). Routledge, Oxon & NY, pp. 147-162. ISBN 978-0415580830

Novelli, Mario (2011) Are we all soldiers now? The Dangers of the Securitization of Education and Conflict. In: Mundy, Karen and Dryden-Peterson, Sarah (eds.) Educating children in conflict zones: research, policy, and practice for systemic change: a tribute to Jackie Kirk. International Perspectives on Education Reform Series . Teachers College Press, New York, pp. 49-66. ISBN 978-0807752432

Novelli, Mario (2010) Learning to win: Exploring knowledge and strategy development in anti-privatisation struggles in Colombia. In: Kapoor, Dip and Choudry, Aziz (eds.) Learning from the Ground Up: Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Production. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 121-138. ISBN 978-0230621039

Novelli, Mario (2010) Political Violence against Education Sector Aid Workers in Conflict Zones: A preliminary investigation into the possible link between attacks and the increased merging of security and development policy. In: Protecting Education From Attack: A-State-of-the-Art-Review. UNESCO, Paris, pp. 71-98. ISBN 978-92-3-104152-5

Novelli, Mario (2009) Political violence against teachers in Colombia: Opportunities for change in the midst of conflict? In: Nicolai, Susan (ed.) Opportunities for change: education innovation and reform during and after conflict. Education in emergencies and reconstruction . UNESCO, International institute for educational planning, Paris, pp. 189-200. ISBN 978-92-803-1328-4

Edited Book

Verger, Antoni and Novelli, Mario, eds. (2012) Campaigning for `education for all': histories, strategies and outcomes of transnational social movements in education. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam. ISBN 9789460918780

Verger, Antoni, Novelli, Mario and Altinyelken, Hülya K, eds. (2012) Global education policy and international development: new agendas, issues and policies. Continuum, London. ISBN 9781441169839

Novelli, Mario and Ferus-Comelo, Anibel, eds. (2010) Globalization, Knowledge and Labour: Education for Solidarity within Spaces of Resistance. Rethinking Globalizations . Routledge, London & NY. ISBN 978-0415436632

Reports and working papers

Sayed, Yusuf, Badroodien, Azeem, Omar, Yunus, Ndabaga, Eugene, Novelli, Mario, Durrani, Naureen, Barrett, Angeline, Balie, Lorna, Salmon, Thomas, Singh, Marcina, Kaleeba, Ali, Bizimana, Barthelemy, Habumuremyi, Jean Marie Vianney, Ntahomvukiye, Claudien, Rwabyoma, Asasira, Rubagiza, Jolly and Utomi, Jane (2018) [Synthesis Report: 2018] Engaging teachers in peacebuilding in post-conflict contexts: Rwanda and South Africa. Project Report. ESRC/DFID Poverty Alleviation Fund.

Durrani, Naureen, Halai, Anjum, Kadiwal, Laila, Rajput, Salima Karim, Novelli, Mario and Sayed, Yusuf (2017) Education and social cohesion in Pakistan. Project Report. UNICEF.

Smith, Alan, Marks, Caroline, Novelli, Mario, Valiente, Oscar and Scandurra, Rosario (2016) Exploring the linkages between education sector governance, inequity, conflict, and peacebuilding in Kenya. Project Report. United Nations Children’s Fund, Nairobi, Kenya.

Sayed, Yusuf and Novelli, Mario (2016) The role of teachers in peacebuilding and social cohesion: synthesis report on findings from Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda. Project Report. Research Consortium Education and Peacebuilding, University of Sussex.

Novelli, Mario, Daoust, Gabrielle, Selby, Jan, Valiente, Oscar, Scandura, Rosario, Deng Kuol, Luka Biong and Salter, Emma (2016) Exploring the linkages between education sector governance, inequity, conflict, and peacebuilding in South Sudan. Project Report. United Nations Children’s Fund, Nairobi, Kenya.

Horner, Lindsey, Kadiwal, Laila, Sayed, Yusuf, Barrett, Angeline, Durrani, Naureen and Novelli, Mario (2015) Literature review: the role of teachers in peacebuilding. Other. UNICEF.

Novelli, Mario, Lopes Cardozo, Mieke and Smith, Alan (2015) A theoretical framework for analysing the contribution of education to sustainable peacebuilding: 4Rs in conflict-affected contexts. Working Paper. UNICEF, The Netherlands.

Novelli, Mario, Higgins, Sean, Ugur, Mehmet and Valiente, Oscar (2014) The political economy of education systems in conflict-affected contexts. Project Report. Department for International Development.

Lopes-Cardozo, Mieke TA and Novelli, Mario (2010) Dutch aid to education and conflict. Unset. UNESCO.