chapter  1
Introduction and Overview of the Book
ByBRIAN PUSSER, KEN KEMPNER, SIMON MARGINSON, IMANOL ORDORIKA
Pages 6

Because universities are a precious and o¦en scarce national and international resource, the contemporary structural transformation of global higher education is a shared and interdependent concern of scholars, policy makers, and the broad array of constituents of postsecondary education. In this volume, we focus on three issues of paramount importance for understanding the emerging landscape of higher education: the process of globalization, neoliberal policies shaping higher education, and the reduction of autonomous, critical, discursive, and emancipatory postsecondary space.