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Historical Studies in Education

The Global University

Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

Editors: Nelson, A., Wei, I. (Eds.)

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About this book

Engages a topic of pressing concern for government, business, and education leaders around the world: the race to establish 'world-class' universities. Some herald the globalization of higher education as the key to a dynamic and productive 'knowledge society.' Others worry that modern universities have come to resemble multinational corporations.

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Adam R. Nelson is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and History at the University o fWisconsin-Madison.

Reviews

"Armed with a powerful historical perspective and rich evidences across continents, this volume strongly attacks notions a lineal globalization and its inevitable consequence of sameness in the international terrain of higher education." - Rui Yang, University of Hong Kong

"Universities are among the oldest and most international of institutions. Is the 'global university' of the twenty-first century something entirely new, or the heir to a long tradition? This thought-provoking book shows that we need a historical perspective for a full understanding of current problems and for an informed response to them." - Robert Anderson, author of British Universities Past and Present


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nelson, Adam R.

    Pages 1-21

  • Global Aspirations and Strategizing for World-Class Status: New Modes of Higher-Education Governance and the Emergence of Regulatory Regionalism in East Asia

    Mok, Ka Ho

    Pages 25-53

  • Contributing to the Southeast Asian Knowledge Economy? Australian Offshore Campuses in Malaysia and Vietnam

    Welch, Anthony R.

    Pages 55-81

  • Collegiality and Hierarchy: Coordinating Principles in Higher Education

    Bleiklie, Ivar

    Pages 85-104

  • The Twenty-First-Century University: Dilemmas of Leadership and Organizational Futures

    Deem, Rosemary

    Pages 105-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Global University
Book Subtitle
Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
Editors
  • A. Nelson
  • I. Wei
Series Title
Historical Studies in Education
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Adam R. Nelson and Ian P. Wei
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39246-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230392465
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39245-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35195-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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