Privatisation and commodiﬁcation of university in Latin America
Fernanda Saforcada (Ed.), Daniela Atairo, Lucía Trotta and Aldana Rodríguez Golisano.
Since the late 20th century, in Latin America higher education has witnessed two major processes: ﬁrstly, considerable expansion – a sustained increase in enrolment, a growing number of institutions, and growth and diversiﬁcation of study programmes, levels and qualiﬁcations; secondly, a decline in public funding. As a result, the aforementioned expansion has taken place in circumstances that have left institutions in a situation of instability. Likewise, with a backdrop of neoliberal hegemony, education in general and universities in particular were viewed as business opportunities and were deﬁned in free trade agreements (FTAs) as marketable services.
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