The Consequences of Mobility: Reflexivity, Social Inequality by David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa

By David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa Veloso

This publication explores quite a few varieties of hugely expert mobility within the ecu Union, assessing the potential of this circulation to give a contribution to person and societal improvement. In doing so, the authors illustrate a number of the matters bobbing up from the outlet up of Europe’s borders, and exposing its schooling structures and labour markets to foreign pageant. whereas acknowledging the possibly positive factors of mobility, additionally they exhibit some of the detrimental results bobbing up from flaws in mobility governance and inequalities in entry to possibilities, arguing that after the administration of mobility is going ‘wrong’, we're left with a heightened point of precariousness and the replica of social inequality.

This dialogue may be of curiosity to these operating inside Europe’s mobility infrastructure, in addition to policymakers within the mobility box and scholars and students from around the social sciences.

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A Master’s degree is to be undertaken at a prestigious foreign university, so as to demonstrate a cosmopolitan disposition and acquire more academic capital. When it does not prove to be valued among employers, this leads to a PhD at another fee-paying institution, and the continued costs of upkeep for your dependant offspring. The first job, when it comes, is not a job at all. It is an internship at an NGO in Brussels. Concern with the environment and other humanitarian considerations have driven your child to work for a 2 Mobility Contexts 31 ‘charitable’ organisation, which you only wished took as much care of its workers as its clients, or at least paid them.

Additionally, European institutions must commit to this discovery of new knowledge, and to new ways to attractively package knowledge, if they want to measure up to their competitors in other continents. And their accumulation of ‘quality’ must be measured. This is why university league tables play an increasingly important part in the branding of higher education institutions. They are imagined as global businesses that integrate social research, marketing and public relations so that they might be seen to be making a readily measurable impact on social and economic development in the societies in which they happen to be situated.

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