Higher Education Dynamics

Reforming Higher Education

Public Policy Design and Implementation

Editors: Musselin, Christine, Teixeira, Pedro N. (Eds.)

  • Entails case studies of higher education policies from construction to implementation
  • Offers a mix of conceptual papers and empirical approaches that illustrate the proposed conceptual perspectives
  • Adopts a comparative approach regarding reforms in higher education
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This book analyzes the reforms that led to a differentiated landscape of higher education systems after university practices and governance were considered poorly adapted to contemporary settings and to their new missions. This has led to a growing institutional differentiation in many higher education systems. This differentiation has certainly contributed to making the institutional landscape more diverse across and within higher education systems. This book covers this diversity. Each part corresponds to a different but complementary way of looking at reforms and highlights what can be learnt on specific cases by adopting a specific perspective. The first part analyzes the ongoing reforms and their evolution, identifies their internal contradictions, as well as the redefinitions and reorientations they experience, and reveals the ideas, representations, ideologies and theories on which they are built. The second part includes comparison between countries but also other comparative perspectives such as how one reform is developed in different regions of the same country, as well as how comparable reforms are declined to different sectors. The last part addresses the impact of the reforms. What is known about the effectiveness of such instruments on higher education systems? This part shows that reforms provoke new power games and reconfigure power relations.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Musselin, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Public Policy Design and University Reform: Insights into Academic Change

    Dill, David D.

    Pages 21-37

  • Reforming Universities in Italy: Towards a New Paradigm?

    Reale, Emanuela (et al.)

    Pages 39-63

  • The UK Research Excellence Framework and the Transformation of Research Production

    Sousa, Sofia Branco (et al.)

    Pages 65-80

  • Reforming Portuguese Public Sector: A Route from Health to Higher Education

    Carvalho, Teresa (et al.)

    Pages 83-102

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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0013-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reforming Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Public Policy Design and Implementation
Editors
  • Christine Musselin
  • Pedro N. Teixeira
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7028-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7028-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7027-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0013-7
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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