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Equity of access to higher education in the context of South–South cooperation in Latin America: a pluri-scalar analysis

Muhr, Thomas

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Thomas Muhr



Abstract

This article draws from an education governance approach to conduct a pluriscalar analysis of equity of access to tertiary education in the context of South–South cooperation. An account of distributional justice in access to tertiary education in the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is integrated with a structural approach related to South–South cooperation among the two nations as well as within the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), upon which two interrelated arguments are developed: first, despite persistent inequities in access to university education in both territories, state-interventionist policies enhance equity of access directly with respect to availability and accessibility. Second, South–South cooperation transforms the background conditions for educational justice by producing an alternative structure to the neoliberal global governance of education and its agenda of privatisation and commercialisation.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 14, 2016
Online Publication Date May 28, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 27, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 27, 2016
Journal Higher Education
Print ISSN 0018-1560
Electronic ISSN 1573-174X
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-016-0017-9
Keywords Brazil; Higher education; Education governance; Equity; International cooperation; MERCOSUR; Social justice; South–South cooperation; Venezuela
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/788189
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10734-016-0017-9

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