“The Inevitability of Globalized International Higher Education”
Keywords:internationalization, neoliberalism, governmentality
The relationship between the discourse of internationalization in higher education and the neoliberal discourse of globalization as a disciplining cultural and economic force in our society continues to be an important area of focus for educational studies. This study develops a genealogy of internationalization at three tiers of analysis: at the macro level, where ‘globalization’ operates as a governing discourse within policies and practices of national and transnational governmental organizations; at the mezzo level, where ‘internationalization’ operates as a governing discourse among HEIs and professional higher education associations; and, at the micro level, where the discourses of globalization and internationalization work in concert to govern the conduct of international students.
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