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Wildavsky, B. The great brain race: How global universities are reshaping the world. Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4008-3423-5. Pages: 248.
As a former education editor at U.S. News & World Report, the source of the most widely-read ranking of American universities, Ben Wildavsky has an interesting and colourful point of view on the steady growth of worldwide academic competition. His new book, which targets both academic and popular audiences, explores how the global race for top student and faculty talent is changing the face of academia. While worldwide academic competition can be viewed with anxiety, Wildavsky argues that the resulting academic marketplace is a benefit for both institutions and societies. Wildavsky’s book is available through the Princeton University Press.