International Student Security: Globalization, State, University

By Simon Marginson.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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Recent issues of international student security in Australia, especially breaches of the personal safety of students from South Asia, raise far-reaching questions about the security of mobile persons in a world governed and regulated by bordered nation-states. States have a prima facie first obligation to their own citizens and are chronically unable to provide for universal humanism or even universalise protections for strangers. Given the growing number of mobile persons - whether students, economic travellers or refugees - it is increasingly apparent that a new multilateral or global regime is needed to provide for personal security.

Keywords: International Students, Security, Globalization, India, Australia

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.49-58. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 596.823KB).

Prof. Simon Marginson

Professor of Higher Education, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Simon Marginson is a Professor of Higher Education located in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His work is focused on globalization and the knowledge economy, international education and education policy, with some emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region, and he has completed three reports for the OECD in these areas. His most recent books are Prospects of Higher Education (Sense Publishers, 2007); Creativity in the Global Knowledge Economy (Peter Lang, 2009) and Global Creation: Space, mobility and synchrony in the age of the knowledge economy (Peter Lang, 2010), both co-authored with Peter Murphy and Michael Peters. Forthcoming is International Student Security, co-authored with Chris Nyland, Erlenawati Sawir and Helen Forbes-Mewett.

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