Changing Spaces—The Reshaping of (Elite) Education Through Internationalisation

  • Claire Maxwell


In the concluding chapter of this volume, Claire Maxwell seeks to offer some new understandings about how internationalisation practices within education are altering our conceptions of what is elite. Drawing on the various contributions in the book, Claire Maxwell highlights four critical juxtapositions in the interpretation and implementation of internationalisation across various education spaces. She then makes a case for taking a "glonacal", multi-scalar approach to the study of this issue, and concludes by suggesting how geographer Thrift's (2009) work on four spaces could be usefully brought to bear on the question of internationalisation and how claims to elite-ness within education are made, received and being re-articulated.



I would like to thank Miri Yemini and Carol Vincent for their thoughtful comments on initial iterations of this chapter, and my co-editors—Ulrike, Heinz-Hermann and Werner for the opportunity to work on this project together.


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  1. 1.UCL Institute of EducationUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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