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WTO/GATS and the Global Politics of Higher Education

WTO/GATS and the Global Politics of Higher Education

Antoni Verger
May 23, 2013

Since the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) was created in 1995, there has been international pressure towards the liberalization of education all over the world, as well as new challenges to the traditional internationalization rationale in the field of higher education. Nevertheless,...

Merit Aid and the Politics of Education

Merit Aid and the Politics of Education

Erik C. Ness
March 21, 2013

While a substantial number of studies have evaluated the effects of merit aid programs, there is a surprising lack of any systematic consideration of how states determine eligibility criteria for these scholarships. The selectivity of merit aid eligibility criteria can be as important as...

Inhabiting the Borders: Foreign Language Faculty in American Colleges and Universities

Inhabiting the Borders: Foreign Language Faculty in American Colleges and Universities

Robin Matross Helms
February 13, 2013

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Market for Academics

The Market for Academics

Christine Musselin
July 27, 2012

This book addresses academic labor markets in three countries: France, Germany, and the United States. The management of faculty careers is a critical issue in university autonomy, and in many countries recent reforms have increasingly addressed this area. Musselin’s exhaustive empirical research...

International Assistance and State-University Relations

International Assistance and State-University Relations

Jo Bastiaens
April 05, 2012

This book explores the goals, efforts and outcomes of international assistance to higher education over the past three decades and investigates how these have impacted changing State-university relations. Focusing on the case study of Indonesia, Bastiaens demonstrates how international aid...

The WTO and the University: Globalization, GATS, and American Higher Education

The WTO and the University: Globalization, GATS, and American Higher Education

Roberta Malee Bassett
August 03, 2009

By and large, the debate about the merits of including higher education services within free trade policies has occurred outside of the United States, even though the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative has specifically included higher education services in its March 2003 negotiating offer to...

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