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The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Transnational Education

ByCHRISTOPHER ZIGURAS, GRANT MCBURNIE

International trade is simply the commercial exchange of goods and services across national borders, but including education within such a defi - nition is by no means simple. Labour unions and student groups around the world are adamant that education is a social good which should not be treated as a commodity or be included in agreements governing international trade, yet it often is. In this chapter we explain how transnational education has come to constitute a traded service like any other in global, regional, and bilateral trade agreements.