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The University, State, and Market: The Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas

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"Buy it and read it."—The Review of Higher Educationx
“This book is of utmost importance. It very clearly and cogently presents sophisticated arguments as to the various forces shaping higher education in the Americas, for good or bad, and ways in which universities can once again fulfill their public functions of contributing to the unfettered search for truth and the general well being of society. The volume is a must read!”—Robert Arnove, Indiana University
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Overview


"Buy it and read it."—The Review of Higher Educationx
“This book is of utmost importance. It very clearly and cogently presents sophisticated arguments as to the various forces shaping higher education in the Americas, for good or bad, and ways in which universities can once again fulfill their public functions of contributing to the unfettered search for truth and the general well being of society. The volume is a must read!”—Robert Arnove, Indiana University
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"Buy it and read it."—The Review of Higher Educationx

"This book is of utmost importance. It very clearly and cogently presents sophisticated arguments as to the various forces shaping higher education in the Americas, for good or bad, and ways in which universities can once again fulfill their public functions of contributing to the unfettered search for truth and the general well being of society. The volume is a must read!"—Robert Arnove, Indiana University

"I know of no book that provides a more thoughtful critical analysis of the global restructuring of higher education than this one. Rhoads and Torres have brought together a powerful set of authors. The result is a volume that can change your understanding in truly important ways."—Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin, Madison

"The University, State, and Market brings together a very knowledgeable and talented group of scholars who present a strong critical perspective on the relationship between global-local dynamics and the higher education sector in the Americas."—Comparative Education Review

"Globalization is helping to restructure major institutions and social life throughout the world. A model of comparative education, the studies collected here combine critical social theory and political economy to illuminate the dialectic between globalization and higher education in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S. This book should interest all concerned with education, globalization, and the fate of democracy in the contemporary era."—Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education, UCLA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804751681
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/5/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert A. Rhoads is Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Affiliate of the Latin American Center and the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Carlos Alberto Torres is Director of the Latin American Center and Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Table of Contents

Foreword - critical theory, globalization, and higher education : political economy and the cul-de-sac of the postmodernist cultural turn
1 Introduction : globalization and higher education in the Americas 3
2 A world without war 39
3 The university in the 21st century : toward a democratic and emancipatory university reform 60
4 Academic capitalism and the new economy : privatization as shifting the target of public subsidy in higher education 103
5 Reforming the reforms : transformation and crisis in Latin American and Caribbean universities 141
6 Globalization and the challenge to national universities in Argentina and Mexico 164
7 Latin American identities in transition : a diagnosis of Argentine and Brazilian universities 203
8 Brazil's local solutions to global problems 221
9 Mexico's estimulos : faculty compensation based on piecework 250
10 Graduate student unionization as a postindustrial social movement : identity, ideology, and the contested US academy 275
11 The political economy of higher education in the time of global markets : whither the social responsibility of the university? 301
12 The global economy, the state, social movements, and the university : concluding remarks and an agenda for action 321
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