International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Education: Alternative Frameworks for Coordination

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-05
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Essential reading for policy makers, institutional leaders, managers, advisors, and scholars in the field of higher education, International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Educationanalyzes how the governance of higher education systems has evolved in recent years. This volume is an authoritative overview with contributions from authors from the U.K., the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Comprehensive in coverage, this volume explores how the use of disciplinary approaches and frameworks, particularly from political science, public administration and public policy help us to understand better the coordination of higher education systems. This is an arduous but gratifying challenge, given the current complexity of multi-actor and multi-level steering in higher education, rife with unintended outcomes and unanticipated dynamics. The edited volume looks to: The role of government, market and network steering in higher education systems. Governance in the knowledge society. How the use of disciplinary approaches help to better understand the steering policy processes and outcomes in higher education. Empirical studies exploring governance issues across systems and over time within systems.

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Contents:Foreword, by Christopher Hood
Coming to terms with governance in higher education
The application of governance frameworks
Governance in higher education: an analysis of the Italian experience
Governance in German higher education: Competition versus negotiation of performance
Governing disciplines: Reform and placation in the Austrian university system
Prometheus (on the) rebound? Freedom and the Danish steering system
Reform policies and change processes in Europe
Policy networks and research on higher education governance and policy
Variations on a governance theme
Effectiveness or economy? Policy drivers in UK higher education, 1985-2005
Good governance and Australian higher education: An analysis of a neo-liberal decade
Viewing recent U.S. governance reform whole: G++DecentralisationG++ in a distinctive context
Mapping out discourses on higher education governance
Irish higher education and the knowledge economy
The invisible hand of governance
The effectiveness of a Dutch policy reform: Academic responses to imposed changes
The graduate system in transition: external Ph.D. researchers in a managerial context?
Governance and the autonomous university: Changing institutional leadership in U.K. and Australian higher education
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