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Higher Education Dynamics

University Governance

Western European Comparative Perspectives

Editors: Paradeise, C., Reale, E., Bleiklie, I., Ferlie, E. (Eds.)

  • Breaks down current walls between specialists in higher education, public management and research policy
  • Shows that national path dependence in university reform trajectories may coincide with processes of convergence
  • Renews the way of looking at Higher education by focusing research and research education as a main issue
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This book deals with change processes in higher education systems in seven countries and explores which public policies have been chosen, and which organizational designs and steering tools have been implemented. Doctoral education and research budgets are studied in depth.

To what extent do national specificities survive, and to what extent does European convergence occur? All seven countries tend to turn universities into rationalized organizations linking multiple heterogeneous stakeholders and clarifying their training and research missions. They also reform methods used by public authorities to steer at a distance by way of performance evaluation and incentive approaches. This book suggests that grand narratives such as NPM and Network Governance narratives do not tell the history of change. They may influence visions and tools developed by reformers, but policymaking and its implementation remain dependent on specific national settings.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Governance of Higher Education Systems: A Public Management Perspective

    Ferlie, Ewan (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • France: From Incremental Transitions to Institutional Change

    Musselin, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 21-49

  • Germany: A Latecomer to New Public Management

    Schimank, Uwe (et al.)

    Pages 51-75

  • Italy: Local Policy Legacy and Moving to an ‘In Between’ Configuration

    Reale, Emanuela (et al.)

    Pages 77-102

  • Netherlands

    Westerheijden, Don F. (et al.)

    Pages 103-125

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9515-3
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8637-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7940-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
University Governance
Book Subtitle
Western European Comparative Perspectives
Editors
  • Catherine Paradeise
  • Emanuela Reale
  • Ivar Bleiklie
  • Ewan Ferlie
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9515-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9515-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8637-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7940-4
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 322
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