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978-0-8047-5169-8 / 0804751692

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This volume explores the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets throughout the Americas in light of the growing influence of globalization. It offers a biting critique of neoliberal globalization and its anti-democratic elements. In seeking to challenge the hegemony of neoliberal globalization, the authors highlight the ways in which corporate capitalism, academic capitalism, and increased militarizationboth in the form of terrorism and in the international war against terrorismare directing societies and institutions.

Throughout this volume, the contributorsled by Noam Chomsky, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Raymond Morrow, Sheila Slaughter, and Atilio Boronargue that neoliberal globalization has changed the context for academic work, research and development, science, and social responsibility at universities. They examine issues of access and social mobility, and argue that the recent push toward privatization limits the democratic and emancipatory possibilities of universities. Finally, the book explores various forms of resistance and discusses globalization in terms of social movements and global human rights.

Contributors:

Estela Mara Bensimon

Atilio Alberto Boron

Andrea Brewster

Noam Chomsky

Ana Loureiro Jurema

Ken Kempner

Marcela Mollis

Raymond Morrow

Imanol Ordorika

Gary Rhoades

Robert A. Rhoads

Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Daniel Schugurensky

Sheila Slaughter

Carlos Alberto Torres

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