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ERIC Number: EJ818068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0953-9964
Higher Education and the General [Lack of] Agreement on Trade in Services: From Doha to Hong Kong and beyond
Birtwistle, Tim
Education and the Law, v18 n4 p295-307 Dec 2006
What international framework, if any, is higher education subject to in terms of its work, not in the sense of validating its programmes or safeguarding its academic freedom, but in terms of its funding, its operating environment and its stakeholders? Is it viewed as a business in some sense? Is it subject to trade rules and negotiations? All of these questions have, to some extent, been raised in the World Trade Organisation's "Doha Round" of negotiations. Has agreement been reached or has the overall operating context of economies submerged higher education, in particular agriculture? This article analyses the brief history of the Doha Round and the possible categorization of higher education within a commercial framework. Conclusions are reached at the end. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom