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The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Transnational Education


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.