Universities are increasingly criticised for their limited relevance to a globalized and unequal world. Drawing on research from over 27 countries, this book outlines new directions for universities and the need to rethink the education that they provide based on the experiences of schools of international development studies.
About the Author
Shanti George is an independent researcher, based in The Hague. She has been Reader at the University of Delhi, India, Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe and programme specialist for West Asia and North Africa at the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Her books cover comparative rural development, development education, and global perspectives on foster care.
Table of Contents1. The Politics of the Intellect in the Globalized World 2. The Politics of the Intellect in Developing Countries 3. Citizen Professionals and Cosmopolitan Identities 4. Cosmopolitan Pedagogies for Global Citizen Professionals 5. Global Friendships – Hegemonic or Transformative? (I) 6. Global Friendships – Hegemonic or Transformative? (II) 7. The Politics of the Imagination in our Globalized World