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Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation and Higher Education in North America

The Emergence of a New Market under NAFTA?

  • Clyde W. Barrow
  • Sylvie Didou-Aupetit
  • John Mallea
Book

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Clyde W. Barrow, Sylvie Didou-Aupetit, John Mallea
    Pages 1-21
  3. Clyde W. Barrow, Sylvie Didou-Aupetit, John Mallea
    Pages 23-41
  4. Clyde W. Barrow, Sylvie Didou-Aupetit, John Mallea
    Pages 43-94
  5. Clyde W. Barrow, Sylvie Didou-Aupetit, John Mallea
    Pages 95-122
  6. Clyde W. Barrow, Sylvie Didou-Aupetit, John Mallea
    Pages 123-163
  7. Clyde W. Barrow, Sylvie Didou-Aupetit, John Mallea
    Pages 165-186
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-255

About this book

Introduction

Since the mid-1970s, economic and educational developments in Canada, Mexico, and the USA have been influenced by two parallel trends: (1) the resurgence of glob­ al economic competition and (2) the active promotion of knowledge-intensive, serv­ ice based economies. Both trends have been reinforced by the liberalisation of inter­ national trade under the rubric of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has accelerated these trends in all three countries by providing the framework for an integrated regional economy in North America designed to compete against comparable trading blocs centred in Japan and the European Union. The purpose of this study is to examine the developing relationship between trade liberalisation, post-industrialisation, and higher education in Canada, Mexico, and the USA. The larger trends and linkages that we identitY are by no means confined to these three countries. We have chosen to focus on Canada, Mexico, and the USA, because the adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement has accelerated the devel­ opment of economic policies in these countries, which identitY higher education as a central component of each country's new competitiveness strategy. As a conse­ quence, government policy-makers and higher education decision-makers are responding with targeted initiatives to promote the internationalisation of higher education generally and to promote trilateral co-operation among North American higher education institutions specifically.

Keywords

Policy Political Science Professor economy education education policy higher education international trade university

Editors and affiliations

  • Clyde W. Barrow
    • 1
  • Sylvie Didou-Aupetit
    • 2
  • John Mallea
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MassachusettsNorth DartmouthUSA
  2. 2.National Polytechnical InstituteMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Brandon UniversityManitobaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0987-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1862-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0987-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0378
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