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Philip G. Altbach


Book Chapters

LE Rumbley & PG Altbach, "The Local and the Global in Higher Education Internationalization," in E. Jones, R. Coelen, J. Beelen, & H. de Wit, eds., Global and Local Internationalization. (Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2016), pp. 7-13.

"Building an Academic Career: A Twenty-First Century Challenge" in M. Yudkevitch, P.G. Altbach, and L.E. Rumbley, eds., Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century - International perspectives. (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2015), pp. 5-19.

"Academic Inbreeding: Local Challenges, Global Problem," in M. Yudkevitch, P.G. Altbach, and L.E. Rumbley, eds., Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education - Global Perspectives. (New York: Palgrave, 2015), pp. 1-16.

"The Complexity of Higher Education. A Career in Academics and Activism" in A. Maldonado-Maldonado and R.M. Bassett, eds., The Forefront of International Higher Education: A Festschrift in Honor of Philip G. Altbach (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014), pp. 7-38.

(with Liz Reisberg and Iván F. Pacheco) “Academic Remuneration and Contracts” In P. G. Altbach, et al. Paying the Professoriate: A Global Comparison of Compensation and Contracts. (New York: Routledge, 2012) : 3-20.

“The Past, Present, and Future of the Research University” in P. G. Altbach and J. Salmi, eds. The Road to Academic Excellence (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011): 11-29.

“The Transformation of the Indian Student Movement,” in T.K. Oomen, ed., Social Movements II: Concerns of Equity and Security (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 237-251.

“The Realities of Mass Higher Education in a Globalized World,” in D. B. Johnstone, et al, eds., Higher Education in a Global Society (Cheltenham,, UK: Edward Elgar, 2010), pp. 25-41.

“The Subtle Inequalities of Copyright,” in Alexis Weedon, ed., The History of the Book in the West: 1914-2000. (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Asjgate, 2010), pp. 3-12.

“The Giants Awake: The Present and Future of Higher Education Systems in China and India,” In Higher Education to 2030: Globalization. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2009): 179-204.

“China and India: A Steep Climb to World-Class Universities,” in J. Douglass, et al., eds., Globalization’s Muse: Universities and Higher Education Systems in a Changing World (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2009), pp. 205-212.

“Higher Education: An Emerging Field of Research and Policy,” in Roberta M. Bassett and Alma Maldonado-Maldonado, eds., International Organizations and Higher Education Policy (New York: Rougledge, 2009), pp. 9-26.

Philip G. Altbach, Patti McGill Peterson (2008), America in the world: Higher education and the global marketplace, in D. P. Baker and A. W. Wiseman, eds., The Worldwide Transformation of Higher Education (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Volume 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.313-336

Philip Altbach and Patti McGill Peterson, "Higher Education as a Projection of America's Soft Power," in Y. Watanabe and D. McConnell, eds., Soft Power Superpowers: Cultural and National Assets of Japan and the United States (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2008), pp. 37-53.

Philip Altbach, "The Complex Roles of Universities in a Period of Globalization," in Higher Education in the World 3: New Challenges and Emerging Roles for Human and Social Development (Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan and GUNI, 2008), pp. 5-14.

Philip Altbach, "Literary Colonialism: Books in the Third World," in Malia Villegas, et al, eds., Indigenous Knowledge and Education: Sites of Struggle, Strength, and Survival (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Review, 2008), pp. 55-64.

Philip G. Altbach, "Universities: Family Style," in S. Tiwari, ed. Education in India, Vol 3 (New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2007), pp. 67-70.

Philip G. Altbach, "The Private Higher Education Revolution," in S. Tiwari, ed. Education in India, Vol 4 (New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2007), pp. 217-227.

Philip G. Altbach and Jane Knight, "Higher Education's Landscape of Internationalization: Motivations and Realities," in Sridhar krishna, ed., Internationalization of Higher Education: Perspectives and Country Experiences (Hyderabad, India: IFCAI University Press, 2007), pp. 13-37.

Philip G. Altbach, “Empires of Knowledge and Development”.  In P. G. Altbach and J. Balan, eds. World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007): 1-30.

Philip G. Altbach, "The Costs and Benefits of World-Class Universities" in J. Sadlak and N. C. Liu, eds., The World-Class University and Ranking: Aiming Beyond Status, (Bucharest, Romania: UNESCO-CEPES, 2007), pp. 363-370.

Philip G. Altbach, "Academic Freedom in a Global Context: 21st Century Challenges," The NEA 2007 Almanac of Higher Education (2007): 1-8.

Philip G. Altbach and Jane Knight, "The Internationalization of Higher Education: Motivations and Realities," The NEA 2006 Almanac of Higher Education (2006): 1-11.

Philip G. Altbach, 2002. "Centers and Peripheries in the Academic Profession: The Special Challenges of Developing Countries," In The Decline of the Guru: The Academic Profession in Developing and Middle-Income Countries, edited by Philip G. Altbach, 1-22. Chestnut Hill, MA: The Boston College Center for International Higher Education.




(with Maria Yudkevich and Laura Rumbley) "Academic inbreeding: local challenge, global problem" Asia Pacific Education Review, 16(3), (September 2015), pp. 317-330. [link]

(with Maria Yudkevich and Laura Rumbley) "Global university rankings: The “Olympic Games” of higher education?" Prospects, 45(4), (December 2015), pp. 411-419 [link]

P.G. Altbach & H. de Wit, "Internationalization and Global Tension: Lessons From History" Journal of Studies in International Education, 19(1), (2015), pp.4-10. [link]

"India’s higher education challenges" Asia Pacific Education Review, 15(4), (December 2014), pp. 503-510. [link]

"Nix the BRICs - At Least for Higher Education Scholarship" Change (September-October, 2014), pp. 30-32 [link to download]

“The Emergence of a Field: Research and Training in Higher Education,” Studies in Higher Education, 39 (October, 2014), pp. 1306-1320.

“Advancing the National and Global Knowledge Economy: The Role of Research Universities in Developing Countries,” Studies in Higher Education 38 (April, 2013), pp. 316-330.

“The Prospects for the BRICs” Economic and Piolitical Weekly (Mumbai, India) XLVII, No. 43 (October 27, 2012), pp. 127-137. [link to download]

“The Globalization of College and University Rankings,” Change (January-February, 2012), pp. 26-31.

“The Global Academic Revolution: Implications for India,” Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, XXV, No. 4, (October 2011), pp. 301-313. [link to download]

“The Asian Higher Education Century?” in Ngo Bao Chau, et al, eds. The Gioi and Viet Nam (Hanoi, Vietnam: Nha Xuat Ban Tri Thuc, 2011), pp. 775-781.

Empires of Knowledge and Development,” in Ngo Bao Chau, et al, eds. The Gioi and Viet Nam (Hanoi, Vietnam: Nha Xuat Ban Tri Thuc, 2011), pp. 783-817.

“The Past, Present, and Future of the Research University,” Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai, India), XLVI, No. 16 (April 16, 2011), pp. 65-73. [link to download]

“University Ranking Season is Here,” Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai, India) (December 4, 2010), pp. 14-17.

(with Eldho Mathew) “Progressive State,” Times Higher Education (October 28, 2010), pp. 44-47.

“Open Door in Higher Education: Unsustainable and Probably Ill-Advised,” Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai, India), March 27, 2010,pp. 13-15.

“The Giants Awake: Higher Education Systems in China and India,” Economic and Piolitical Weekly (Mumbai, India), XLIV, No. 23 (June 6, 2009), pp. 39-51. [link to download]

Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg, and Laura Rumbley, “Tracking a Global Academic Revolution,” Change 42 (March-April 2009), pp. 30-39.

“Higher Education: An Emerging Field of Research and Policy,” Journal of University Development and Academic Management 5 (No. 9-10, 2008), pp. 7-40.

“Peripheries and Centres: Research Universities in Developing Countries,” Higher Education Management and Policy 19 (No. 2, 2007), pp. 1-23.  (Also published in French).

Philip G. Altbach and Jane Knight, "The Internationalization of Higher Education: Motivations and Realities," Journal of Studies in International Education 11, no. 3/4 (Fall/Winter 2007): 290-305.

Philip G. Altbach, "The Imperial Tongue: English as the Dominating Academic Language," Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai, India) September 8, 2007, pp. 3608-3611.

Philip G. Altbach, "Tiny at the Top," The Wilson Quarterly (Autumn, 2006): 49-51.

Philip G. Altbach, "Doctoral Education: Present Realities and Future Trends," College and University Journal 80, no. 2 (Fall, 2004): 3-10.

"Higher Education Crosses Borders," Change 36 (March/April, 2004), pp. 18-25.

(with Damtew Teferra) "African Higher Education: Challenges for the 21st Century," Higher Education 47 (January, 2004), pp. 21-50.

"Globalization and the University: Myths and Realities in an Unequal World," Tertiary Education and Management 10 (no. 1, 2004), pp. 3-25.

"Knowledge and Education as International Commodities: The Collapse of the Common Good," Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education 22 (Summer, 2002), pp. 55-60.

"Research and Training in Higher Education: The State of the Art," Higher Education in Europe 27 (No.1-2), pp. 153-168.

"Academic Freedom: International Realities and Challenges," Higher Education 41 (No. 1-2, 2001), pp. 205-219.

(with Ulrich Teichler), "Internationalization and Exchanges in a Globalized University," Journal of Studies in International Education 5 (No. 1, 2001), pp. 5-25.

"Measuring Academic Progress: The Course-Credit System in American Higher Education" Higher Education Policy 14 (No. 1, 2001), pp. 37-44.

"Private Higher Education: Themes and Variations in Comparative Perspective," Prospects 29 (September, 1999), pp. 311-326. (Also published in Arabic, Russian, French and Spanish editions of Prospects)

"The Logic of Mass Higher Education," Tertiary Education and Management 10 (Spring, 1999), pp. 107-124. (Also published in Chinese and Japanese).

(with L. Lewis) "Professorial Attitudes -- An International Survey," Change (November-December, 1995): 51-57.

"The Dilemma of Change in Indian Higher Education," Higher Education 26 (July 1993): 3-20.

"Perspectives on Publishing in Africa," Publishing Research Quarterly 8 (Fall, 1992): 94-112.

"Higher Education, Democracy and Development: Implications for the Newly Industrialized Countries,"Interchange 23 no. 1 and 2 (1992): 143-64.

"Trends in Comparative Education," Comparative Education Review 35 (August 1991): 491-507.

"Third World Publishers and the International Knowledge System," Logos 2, no. 3 (1991): 122-26.

"Patterns in Higher Education Development: Towards the Year 2000," Review of Higher Education 14 (Spring 1991): 293-316.

"Impact and Adjustment: Foreign Students in Comparative Perspective," Higher Education 21 (May 1991): 305-24.

(With Robert Cohen), "American Student Activism: The Post Sixties Transformation," Journal of Higher Education (January/February 1990): 82-49.

"Twisted Roots: The Western Impact on Asian Higher Education," Higher Education 18, no. 1 (1989): 9-29. (also translated into Chinese and Japanese)

"The New Internationalism: Foreign Students and Scholars," Studies in Higher Education 14, no. 2 (1989): 125-36.

"Perspectives on Student Political Activism," Comparative Education 25, no. 1 (1989): 97-110.

"The Oldest Technology: Textbooks in Comparative Context," Compare, 17, no. 2 (1987): 93-106.

(With Gail Kelly), "Comparative Education: Challenge and Response," Comparative Education Review 30 (February 1986): 89-107.

"The Foreign Student Dilemma," Teachers College Record 87 (Summer 1986): 589-610.

"Center and Periphery in Knowledge Distribution: The Case of India," International Social Science Journalno. 1 (1985): 109-18. (also published in Chinese)

"Student Politics in the Third World," Higher Education 13 (November 1984): 635-55.

"Key Issues of Textbook Provision in the Third World," Prospects 13, no. 3 (1982): 315-27.

"The Dilemma of Success: Universities in Advanced Developing Countries," Prospects 12,no. 3 (1982): 293-312.

"The University as Center and Periphery," Teachers College Record 82 (Summer 1981): 601-21.

"The Crisis of the Professoriate," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 448 (March 1980): 1-14.

"From Revolution to Apathy: American Students in the 1970s," Higher Education 8 (November 1979): 609-26.

 Publishing in a Developing Regional Culture: The Case of Maharashtra, India," International Social Science Journal 31, no. 2 (1979): 328-40.

"Servitude of the Mind? Education, Dependency and Neocolonialism," Teachers College Record 79 (December 1977): 197-204.