Power, Politics, and Higher Education in
International Regimes, Local Governments, and Educational Autonomy
The book addresses the manifestations of power dynamics in negotiations between international organizations operating at the global level (e.g., the World Bank, WTO, and UNESCO) and international organizations operating at the regional level (e.g., NEPAD, SADC, and AAU). It further addresses how these dynamics influence the educational autonomy of governments in the region. Although it focuses on
The book unearths specific and general instances of power dynamics, which resulted in models and categories of power that are useful to inform a wide variety of academic disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. The
Overall, this book is an important contribution to the study of power. The five categories of power discussed are: hermeneutical power, informational power, manipulative power, monetary power, and regulatory power. Power permeates all arenas of human life thus the book adds to the understanding of this complex phenomenon.