Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education
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Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education

Edited by Brendan Cantwell, Hamish Coates and Roger King

Understanding the politics of Higher Education is becoming more important as the sector is increasingly recognised as a vital source of innovation, skills, economic prosperity, and personal wellbeing. Yet key political differences remain over such issues as who should pay for higher education, how should it be accountable, and how we measure its quality and productivity. Particularly, are states or markets the key in helping to address such matters. The Handbook provides framing perspectives and perspectives, chapters on funding, governance and regulation, and pieces on the political economy of higher education and on the increased role of external stakeholders and indicators.
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Chapter 8: The geopolitics of academic science

Brendan Cantwell and Adam Grimm

Abstract

This chapter examines the goepolitics of higher academic science. It considers the ways in which academic science may be geopolitical, examines concepts used to understand the geopolitics of science, and describes the contemporary landscape. The chaper concludes by developing further concepts to understand the geopolitics of academic science. As many countries exhibit nationalist politics, while globalized science remains ascendant, it may be worth considering ways in which global science is harnessed by nationalists.

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