Wilkins, A. and Olmedo, A. (eds) (2018) Education governance and social theory: Interdisciplinary approaches to research. Bloomsbury: London
Wilkins, A. (2016) Modernising school governance: Corporate planning and expert handling in state education. Foreword by Stephen J. Ball. Routledge: London and New York.
Awarded joint-second prize by the Society for Educational Studies (SES) for books published in 2016.
Gann, N. 2016. Schools Week. 25 September
Matthews, M. 2017. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, iFirst
Kilinc, E. 2017. Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 2 (2), 76-80
Papanastasiou, N. 2018. Journal of Education Policy, iFirst
Stahl, G. 2018. Critical Studies in Education, iFirst
Courtney, S. 2018. British Journal of Sociology of Education, iFirst
Booknotes. 2018. Critical Policy Studies, iFirst
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Wilkins, A. (2019) Wither democracy? The rise of epistocracy and monopoly in school governance. In S. Riddle and M. Apple (eds) Re-imagining Education for Democracy. Routledge: London and New York
Wilkins, A. (2018) Neoliberalism, citizenship and education: A policy discourse analysis. In A. Peterson, G. Stahl and H. Soong (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. Palgrave: Basingstoke
Wilkins, A. and Olmedo, A. (2018) Conceptualising education governance: Framings, perspectives and theories. In A. Wilkins and A. Olmedo (eds) Education governance and social theory: Interdisciplinary approaches to research. Bloomsbury: London.
Wilkins, A. (2018) Assembling schools as organisations: On the limits and contradictions of neoliberalism. In M. Connolly, C. James, S. Kruse, and D.E. Spicer (eds) SAGE International Handbook on School Organization. Sage: London
Wilkins, A. (2017) Creating expert publics: A governmentality approach to school governance under neo-liberalism. In S. Courtney, R. McGinity and H. Gunter (eds) Educational leadership: professional practice in neoliberal times. Routledge: London and New York, pp. 97-110
Wilkins, A. (2017) The business of governorship: Corporate elitism in public education. In Helen M Gunter, David Hall and Michael W Apple (eds) Corporate Elites and the Reform of Education. Policy Press: Bristol, pp. 161-176
Wilkins, A. (2016) Gobernanza escolar y la lógica de la política neoliberal. ¿Qué puede hacer la democracia?. In J. Collet-Sabé and A. Tort (eds.) La governanza escolar democrática: Más allá de los modelos neoliberal y neoconservador. Morata: Madrid, pp. 84-100
Wilkins, A. (2014) Affective labour and neoliberal fantasies: The gendered and moral economy of school choice in England. In M. Vandenbeld Giles (ed.) Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism. Demeter Press: Bradford, Ontario, pp. 265-282
ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEW JOURNALS
Wilkins, A. (2018) Crafting neoliberalism: Politics, power and the co-operative school movement. International Journal of Inclusive Education. Special Issue: Co-operative schools: values and leadership in difficult times. Under review
Wilkins, A. (2017) Rescaling the local: Multi-academy trusts, private monopoly and statecraft in England. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 49 (2), 171-185
Olmedo, A. & Wilkins, A. (2017) Governing through parents: a genealogical enquiry of education policy and the construction of neoliberal subjectivities in England. Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education, 38 (4), 573-589. ‘Editor’s choice’ May 2017.
Wilkins, A. (2015) Professionalising school governance: The disciplinary effects of school autonomy and inspection on the changing role of school governors. Journal of Education Policy, 30 (2), 182-200
Wilkins, A. & Burke, PJ. (2015) Widening participation in higher education: The role of professional and social class identities and commitments. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36 (3), 434-452
Olmedo, A. & Wilkins, A. (2014) Gobernar la educación a través de los padres: política educativa y construcción de subjetividades neoliberales en Inglaterra. Revista Profesorado, 18 (2), 99-116
Wilkins, A. (2013) Libertarian paternalism: Policy and everyday translations of the rational and the affective. Critical Policy Studies, 7 (4), 395-406
Wilkins, A. (2012) Public battles and private takeovers: Academies and the politics of educational governance. Journal of Pedagogy, 3 (1), 11-29
Wilkins, A. (2012) Commodifying diversity: Education and governance in the era of neoliberalism. Human Affairs, 22 (2), 122-130
Wilkins, A. (2012) The spectre of neoliberalism: Pedagogy, gender and the construction of learner identities. Critical Studies in Education, 53 (2), 197-210
Wilkins, A. (2012) Push and pull in the classroom: Gender, competition and the neoliberal subject. Gender and Education, 24 (7), 765-768
Wilkins, A. (2012) School choice and the commodification of education: A visual approach to school brochures and websites. Critical Social Policy. Special Issue: Inequalities and Images: Insights for Policy and Practice, 32 (1), 70-87
Wilkins, A. (2011) School choice, consumerism and the ethical strand in talk. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 32 (3), 357-370
Wilkins, A. (2011) Community and school choice: Geographies of care and responsibility. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 21 (1), 1-13
Wilkins, A. (2010) Citizens and/or consumers: Mutations in the construction of meanings and practices of school choice. Journal of Education Policy, 25 (2), 171-189
Wilkins, A. (2012) (Guest editor) Pedagogy of the consumer: The politics of neo-liberal reform. Special issue Part 1: Neoliberalism, Pedagogy and the Curriculum: A Global Perspective. Journal of Pedagogy, 3 (2), 161-17
Wilkins, A. (2012) (Guest editor) Shades of Freire: Exorcising the spectre haunting pedagogy. Special Issue Part 2: Neoliberalism, Pedagogy and the Curriculum: A Global Perspective. Journal of Pedagogy, 4 (1), 5-10
Wilkins, A. (2017) Through a glass darkly: The social science look at the neoliberal university by Margaret Thornton (ed.). Journal of Education Policy, 32 (3), 386-387
Wilkins, A. (2015) STEM Strategies: Student ambassadors and equality in higher education by Clare Gartland. Journal of Education Policy, 30 (5), 747-748. 2015
Wilkins, A. (2013) Social Theory and Education Research by Mark Murphy (ed.). Social Theory Applied.
Wilkins, A. (2013) Local Democracy, Civic Engagement and Community: From New Labour to the Big Society by Hugh Atkinson. LSE Review of Books.
Wilkins, A. (2017) School governance: redressing the democratic deficit. Education Uncovered. 19 October.
Wilkins, A. (2016) Should we be worried about controversial government plans to do away with parent governors in schools?. Democratic Audit UK. 23 March
Wilkins, A. (2015) School governors – Changing the way we do things. School Governors One-Stop Shop (SGOSS). 25 February
Wilkins, A. (2014) Small cliques often take control of school governor boards. The Conversation. 29 October