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Internationalization of Higher Education

An Analysis through Spatial, Network, and Mobilities Theories

Authors: Larsen, Marianne, LARSEN, MARIANNE

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  • Explores internationalization processes through spatial, network and mobilities theories
  • Examines a wide range of internationalization processes globally, beyond the West
  • Up-to-date research, drawing upon the most recent data and information about higher education internationalization policies, processes, and practices
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This book provides a cutting-edge analysis of the ways in which higher education institutions have become more international over the past two decades. Drawing upon a range of post-foundational spatial, network, and mobilities theories, the book shifts our thinking away from linear, binary, Western accounts of internationalization to understand the complex, multi-centered and contradictory ways in which internationalization processes have played out across a wide variety of higher education landscapes worldwide. The author explores transnational student, scholar, knowledge, program and provider mobilities; the production of mobile bodies, knowledges, and identities; the significance of place in internationalization; and the crucial role that global university rankings play in reshaping the spatial landscape of higher education.

About the authors

Marianne A. Larsen is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University, Canada. Her recent research focuses on the overall processes and effects of the internationalization of higher education. Her work in this area focuses on the impact of international service learning (ISL) on host communities and envisioning more mutually beneficial ways to engage host communities in planning and facilitating ISL programs in Global South settings.  

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“As an irreversible trend in today’s world, globalization drives the process of internationalization of higher education (IoHE) to be a part of international free trade system. … It provides new explanations about the multidimensionality and intersections of higher education internationalization. … the book sheds light on the phenomenon of higher education internationalization in an innovative, insightful approach. It is suitable for scholars and administrators interested in network and spatial theory, globalization, and the IoHE.” (Jing Tian and Hao Ni, Higher Education, Vol. 76, 2018)

“Theoretically and empirically rich, this book brings novel angles of analysis to current studies of the internationalization of universities.  It provides a valuable overview of such studies and persuasively challenges conventional wisdom. Inviting us to think afresh, it sets in motion a research agenda that will revitalize the field.” (Jane Kenway, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Melbourne University, Australia)

“Marianne Larsen ‘cleans up’ a discussion of internationalization in higher education that has become sticky with many different normative terms and ambiguous agendas. She lays down a clear-minded set of spatial guidelines for the field that can make us more effective at the global level in both scholarship and practice. Highly recommended.” (Simon Marginson, Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education at University College London, UK, and Joint Editor-in-Chief of “Higher Education”)

“Larsen’s book provides an important lens of analysis to the study of internationalization by using spatial, network and mobility theories. She adroitly challenges readers to shift from a more ‘linear, deterministic, and Western-centric’ approach to a ‘multi-centered and worldwide’ frame of analysis. A critical contribution to the literature on higher education internationalization.” (Jane Knight, Adjunct Professor, Ontario Institute for Education, University of Toronto, Canada)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Internationalization of Higher Education
Book Subtitle
An Analysis through Spatial, Network, and Mobilities Theories
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53345-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53345-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53344-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 196
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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