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Higher Education, Policy, and the Global Competition Phenomenon
Edited By Laura M. Portnoi, Val D. Rust and Sylvia S. Bagley

In the modern open and integrated world, competition has become central to the higher education subsector. Key facets of the global competition phenomenon include the development of global university ranking systems, academic capitalism, and mergers of “strong” and “weak” institutions. This volume provides a critical assessment of the phenomenon and the complex ways in which global competition is envisioned and enacted in various countries and their higher education institutions. Senior and emerging scholars in the field address the tensions and challenges inherent in the global competition phenomenon by delving into issues such as university rankings, quality assurance, cross-border higher education provision, and privatization.

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