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Universities and Globalization
Critical Perspectives

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Globalization | Political Economy

© 1998 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In this volume, the contributors consider globalization as combining a market ideology with a corresponding material set of practices drawn from the world of business. Issues of managerialism, privatization and accountability - central values in business - have become central for universities and their administrators as well. The selections in the book help to illustrate the editors' contentions that globalization presents clear disadvantages as well as benefits, and that its effect on higher education is neither likely to be uniform nor the outcomes inevitable.
Jan Currie
INTRODUCTION
 
PART ONE: GLOBALIZATION AS AN ANALYTICAL CONCEPT AND LOCAL POLICY RESPONSES
Janice Dudley
Globalization and Education Policy in Australia
Sheila Slaughter
National Higher Education Policies in a Global Economy
 
PART TWO: NATIONAL RESPONSES TO GLOBALIZATION
Donald Fisher and Kjell Rubenson
The Changing Political Economy
The Private and Public Lives of Canadian Universities  
Arild Tjeldvoll
The Service University in Service Societies
The Norwegian Experience  
Richard DeAngelis
The Last Decade of Higher Education Reform in Australia and France
Different Constraints, Differing Choices in Higher Education Politics and Policies  
 
PART THREE: GLOBALIZING PRACTICES: CORPORATE MANAGERIALISM, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND PRIVATIZATION
Jan Currie and Lesley Vidovich
Micro-Economic Reform through Managerialism in American and Australian Universities
Claire Polster and Janice Newson
Don't Count Your Blessings
The Social Accomplishments of Performance Indicators  
Lesley Vidovich and Jan Currie
Changing Accountability and Autonomy at the `Coalface' of Academic Work in Australia
Edward Berman
The Entrepreneurial University
Macro and Micro Perspectives from the United States  
 
PART FOUR: TRANSNATIONAL AND SUPRANATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND MECHANISMS
Mick Campion and David Freeman
Globalization and Distance Education Mega-Institutions
Mega-Ambivalence  
Robert Lingard and Fazal Rizvi
Globalization, the OECD, and Australian Higher Education
Janice Newson, Heriberta Castaños-Lomnitz and Axel Didriksson
Reshaping the Educational Agendas of Mexican Universities
The Impact of NAFTA  
Janice Newson
CONCLUSION
Repositioning the Local through Alternative Responses to Globalization  

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