Public diplomacy and academic mobility in Sweden : the Swedish Institute and scholarship programs for foreign academics, 1938-2010 /
|Author / Creator:||Åkerlund, Andreas, author.|
|Imprint:||Lund : Nordic Academic Press, |
|Description:||246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Subject:||Educational exchanges -- Sweden.|
Teachers, Foreign -- Employment -- Sweden.
College teachers -- Sweden.
Teachers, Foreign -- Employment.
|URL for this record:||http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11296769|
|Summary:||Academic exchange is one of the cornerstones of public diplomacy. Receiving foreign academics is one way of influencing foreign elites in an attempt to build goodwill and stable international networks. The result is that academic mobility and the internationalisation of higher education and research have always been directly affected by foreign policy decisions and diplomatic considerations -- and still are. In this book Andreas Åkerlund analyses Sweden s scholarship programs for foreign academics in a long-term perspective. Here a quantitative analysis of scholarship holders is related to Swedish exchange policy and grant practices by looking at the Swedish Institute in particular. The result is an account of how public diplomacy, foreign policy, development assistance, and the ideas of a knowledge-based economy and international competition affected academic exchanges with Sweden in the twentieth century.|
|Physical Description:||246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references ( pages 217-237) and indexes.|
|ISBN:||9789188168511 (hd. bd.)|
9188168514 (hd. bd.)