The University, State, and Market: The Political Economy of by Robert A. Rhoads, Carlos Alberto Torres

By Robert A. Rhoads, Carlos Alberto Torres

This quantity explores the complicated relationships between universities, states, and markets through the Americas in mild of the turning out to be impression of globalization. It bargains a biting critique of neoliberal globalization and its anti-democratic parts. In trying to problem the hegemony of neoliberal globalization, the authors spotlight the ways that company capitalism, educational capitalism, and elevated militarization―both within the type of terrorism and within the foreign warfare opposed to terrorism―are directing societies and associations. all through this quantity, the contributors―led through Noam Chomsky, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Raymond Morrow, Sheila Slaughter, and Atilio Boron―argue that neoliberal globalization has replaced the context for tutorial paintings, study and improvement, technology, and social accountability at universities. They study problems with entry and social mobility, and argue that the new push towards privatization limits the democratic and emancipatory probabilities of universities. ultimately, the ebook explores a variety of sorts of resistance and discusses globalization when it comes to social pursuits and international human rights. individuals: Estela Mara Bensimon Atilio Alberto Boron Andrea Brewster Noam Chomsky Ana Loureiro Jurema Ken Kempner Marcela Mollis Raymond Morrow Imanol Ordorika Gary Rhoades Robert A. Rhoads Boaventura de Sousa Santos Daniel Schugurensky Sheila Slaughter Carlos Alberto Torres

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Consequently, instead of providing academic and cultural support, staff members may be just as likely to be engaged in information management for the US government, all in the name of the “new militarism” aimed at fighting global terrorism. Threats to academic freedom come in many forms under the new militarism. Burton Bollag (2003) described the case of Professor Carlos Alzugaray Treto, a leading expert on US-Cuban relations. Professor Alzugaray and more than 30 other Cuban scholars were denied visas when they sought to participate in the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) International Congress in Dallas in March 2003.


We have clear reasons for selecting four particular countries—Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States—as the primary focus of our analysis. The United States is an obvious choice because it is the world’s largest economy and its political and cultural systems have influenced nearly every corner of the world, most notably countries throughout the Americas. The globalizat ion and higher educat ion in the amer icas 23 United States has been a major force in promoting free trade at a global level, and its support of the WTO has enabled the organization to assume a regulatory function relative to global trade.

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