Coclanis, Peter A. (2005). Down Highway 52: Globalization, Higher Education, and the Economic Future of the American South. The Journal of the Historical Society, 5(3)
When I was recently asked to lead off a conference on globalization and the American South with a talk on some aspect or manifestation of globalization in the region, I thought it would be easy. I do a lot of writing on these matters, and thought it would be relatively simple to introduce the concept of globalization, contextualize and problematize the concept a bit, talk some about the issues confronting institutions attempting to “globalize” in our chilly post 9/11 climate, and then conclude by laying out a high-end, human-capital-intensive, last-link-in-the-food-chain development strategy for the state and the region, based on the formidable intellectual firepower associated with, or at least potentially available to one of the institutions central to modern life in the developed world: there search university. Maybe make a symbolic nod toward UNC Professor James Johnson, and his important work on the implicationsof the “browning” and the “graying” of the work force. Add a pinch of Bhagwati, a touch of Martin Wolf, an intellectual enhancer such as Jameson, Sassen, or Castells, heat and stir.
The Journal of the Historical Society
Coclanis, Peter A.