New Book: Robertson et al – Global Regionalisms and Higher Education

Susan Robertson, Kris Olds, Roger Dale and Que Anh Đặng have just completed editing a book on global regionalisms and higher education, which will be published by Edward Elgar later this year.

Robertson, S.L., Olds, K., Dale, R. and Đặng, QA (forthcoming, 2016) Global Regionalisms and Higher Education: Projects, Processes, Politics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

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This volume will be of interest to institutions, practitioners and policymakers whose work concerns a wide range of education-related strategies and developments within and affecting, amongst others:

  • associations (European Universities Association, African Universities Association),
  • networks (Association of Pacific Rim Universities, ASEAN University Network, EURODOC),
  • regional organisations (ASEM, APEC, EC, MERCOSUR, ALBA, CARICOM)
  • national organisations and projects (UniversitiesUK; Australian Department for Trade and Industry, DAAD, British Council, US State Department for Education).

While there is a considerable volume of academic and policy literature on processes of Europeanisation and globalisation vis-à-vis educational change, to date there has been little systematic investigation and theoretical development on the growing importance of a variety of region-building and inter-regional projects unfolding around the world, including the ways in which these processes are mediated through innovative forms of higher education development and education diplomacy.

This innovative book, for the first time, brings together a collection of original articles covering different regional and inter-regional higher education projects, processes and politics. The international team of authors engage with International Relations and Integration Theory to shed new light on very extensive processes that are under way around the world. Collectively they contribute to new ways of thinking about regionalisms and inter-regionalisms, and bring to the fore the role that higher education plays in this.

The book’s Contents page can be accessed here

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