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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