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Issues in Globalization and Social Justice

Comparative Studies in International Higher Education

ISSN 2325-6311
Set ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64800-8

Series Editor
Edward P. St. John


Editorial Board
Micael Bastedo, University of Michigan
Wang Chen, Beijing Normal University
Rong Chen, Seton Hall University
Heinz Dieter Meyer, State University of New York-Albany
Joshua Powers, Indiana State University
Patricia Somers, University of Texas
William Tierney, University of Southern California

Globalization has caused an increased international demand for educated labor and in the process made a technical or academic education at the collegiate level crucial for participation in the labor market, especially in industrialized countries. At the same time, globalization has brought with it inequalities in income and employment opportunities, in part because of disparities in access to college preparatory courses as well as the high cost of college for students from low-income families. These disparities have developed not only within nations engaged in the global economy but also between developed and developing nations and within underdeveloped countries that have not yet found clear avenues for global economic engagement.

Issues in Globalization and Social Justice: Comparative Studies in International Higher Education focuses on strategies for expanding access and equity in higher education internationally—a critical challenge in most nations in the faltering global economy. Each volume in this new series will examine contemporary issues with a focus on the historical development of national systems and global concerns about the future of higher education. A balanced understanding of crosscutting, international issues will be needed to stimulate and enable development of fair and just higher education systems that can be forces for economic development.


No. 1: Privatization and Inequality: Comparative Studies of College Access, Education Policy, and Public Finance. Edited by Edward P. St. John, Jiyun Kim, and Lijing Yang. 2013.
LC 2013018269, CIP, ISBN-10: 0-404-64801-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64801-5. $97.50.
The inaugural volume examines the consequences of national strategies that have fostered the privatization of public colleges, resulting in both expanded access to higher education and increased inequality.
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No. 2: Higher Education, Commercialization, and University-Business Relationships in Comparative Context. Edited by Joshua Powers and Edward P. St. John. Due 2016.
LC 2013018355, CIP, ISBN-10: 0-404-64802-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64802-2. $97.50.
A deep look under the hood of higher education’s embrace of the economic development mission and an exploration of what is both promising and troubling in its effects.
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No. 3: On the Nexus of Local and Global: Chinese Higher Education and College Students in the Era of Globalization. By Yan Zhao Ciupak.
LC, CIP, ISBN-10: 0-404-64803-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64803-9. $97.50.
An examination of how both socialist and capitalist paradigms in the Chinese regime and their related structural changes have challenged individual and collective identities, as well as realigned such critical social factors as class, race, and gender.
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No. 4: From the Myth of Racial Democracy to Affirmative Action: The Role of Education in Forming the “New” Brazil. Edited by Patricia Somers, Beth E. Bukoski, Miriam Pan, and Deryl Hacth.
LC, CIP, ISBN-10, ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64804-6. $97.50.

No. 5: Higher Education and Social Justice: U.S. and Chinese Perspectives. Edited by Wang Chen, Xu Li, and Edward P. St. John.
LC, CIP, ISBN-10, ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64805-3. $97.50.