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Three the Gats and Higher Education: Challenging the Nation State’s Notion of the University

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This chapter is constructed around two main claims. First, the GATS has the potential to fundamentally change the relationship between the state and higher education by disembedding this system from the context of the nation and exposing it to the forces of a global market. Secondly, despite many fears, states are not powerless to influence this process of change; indeed there are many mechanisms within GATS as well as those documented in the globalisation literature that will ensure states remain a major force. It locates the discussion to follow at the intersection of several existing literatures. It then assesses the debate that has taken place to date about the likely impact of the GATS on higher education sector. It also discusses the notion of deterritorialisation. The chapter continues the discussion by laying out the argument for second main claim that states are far from powerless in this process of transition.

Keywords: deterritorialisation; General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS); global market; globalisation literature; higher education; nation state



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