Hayes, AM and Findlow, S (2015) Transnational academic capitalism in the Arab Gulf:balancing global and local, public and private, capitals. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 37 (1). pp. 110-128.

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Abstract

This article contributes to the emerging theoretical construct of what has been called ‘transnational academic capitalism’, characterised by the blurring of traditional boundaries between public, private, local, regional and international, and between market-driven and critically transformative higher education visions. Here we examine how these issues are reflected in higher education policy in the Arab Gulf, asking: what kinds of capital are being constructed and traded? By and for whom? What is the relationship between higher education competition, governance and the public good? We find contradictory trends, which we see as strategic ambivalence pointing to country-specific readings of similar regional markets and attempts to hedge bets between rival forms of apparent capital. The exploration offers a counterpoint to more widely cited examples, hereby helping to shape new paradigmatic ‘glocalised’ understandings of this field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: transnational higher education, Arab Gulf, academic capitalism
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 10:30
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1013

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