The WTO and the University
Globalization, Gats, and American Higher Education
By (author) Roberta Malee Bassett
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WTO and the University by Roberta Malee Bassett
Book DescriptionBy and large, the debate about the merits of including higher education services within free trade policies has occurred outside of the United States, even though the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative has specifically included higher education services in its March 2003 negotiating offer to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). This book emerged from research and conversations on the potential implications of free trade on American higher education, implications which have yet to lead to any real conversation or debate within the broad higher education community in the United States. It fills a niche in the literature on trade and higher education services by providing context and analysis of the trade issue in the American higher education context, as well as the pros and cons of free trade in higher education services from the perspectives of the U.S.-based actors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415978330
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roberta Malee Bassett
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Analyzes the impact influential organizations such as the World Bank, UNESCO, OECD, WTO, and bilateral aid agencies have at different levels of higher education policy development and implementation. This book describes what ethical issues emerge when international organizations intervene in national policy-making processes.
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Author Biography - Roberta Malee Bassett
Roberta Malee Bassett is currently serving as a research associate at the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College.
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