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Globalization, universities and issues of sustainable human development

Author: Jean Larson Pyle; Robert Forrant
Publisher: Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of articles addresses the changing role of the university as a promoter of sustainable human development in an era of increasing globalization. The 12 articles, written by professors in a range of related disciplines, target readers interested in regional studies, economic development, globalization, and community development. Editors Pyle and Forrant both are professors in the department of regional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
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Globalization, universities and issues of sustainable human development.
Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar Pub., ©2002
(OCoLC)606893298
Online version:
Globalization, universities and issues of sustainable human development.
Northampton, Mass. : Edward Elgar Pub., ©2002
(OCoLC)607836422
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Larson Pyle; Robert Forrant
ISBN: 184064835X 9781840648355
OCLC Number: 49681536
Description: xvi, 276 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Globalization and the Challenges Confronting the University --
1. Globalization, universities and sustainable human development: a framework for understanding the issues / Jean L. Pyle and Robert Forrant --
2. Constructing knowledge, boosting development and escaping debt: the case of Jamaica / Robert Forrant --
3. Sustainable regional development: experiences from Slovenia / Tea Petrin, Renata Vitez and Mateja Mesl --
4. Recent developments in Irish-based industry / Mary O'Sullivan --
5. Sex, maids, and export processing: risks and reasons for gendered global production networks / Jean L. Pyle --
6. Feminists and technocrats in the democratization of Latin America: a prolegomenon / Veronica Montecinos --
pt. II. Answering the Challenge: The University, Knowledge Creation and the Sustainable Human Development Process --
7. Striving towards sustainable development in a globalizing economy: universities and civil society organizations in India / Jamuna Ramakrishna --
8. university enters into its regional economy: models for integrated action with refugee and immigrant communities / Linda Silka --
9. university, public interest research, and advocacy assistance: lessons on the role of academia in promoting sustainable development / Cathy Crumbley and Joel Tickner --
10. Managing the interface with the region: the case of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia / Morshidi Sirat --
11. Building bridges: sustainable development, interdisciplinary programs and the university / Nancy Kleniewski and John Wooding --
12. 'Grow you own' in the new economy? Skill-formation challenges in the New England optical networking industry / William Lazonick, Michael Fiddy and Steven Quimby --
Final thoughts: portable intellectual currents and sustainable human development / Robert Forrant and Jean L. Pyle.
Responsibility: edited by Jean L. Pyle and Robert Forrant.

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