Synopses & Reviews
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.
This book traces the evolution of recent reforms in higher education, including the ideas, representations, ideologies and theories on which they are built, offers comparisons within and between countries, and the assesses the overall impact of the reforms.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; Christine Musselin and Pedro Teixeira.- PART 1: Designing Policies in Higher Education.- 2. Public Policy Design and University Reform; David Dill.- 3. Reforming Universities in Italy: Towards a New Paradigm?; Emanuela Reale and Emilia Primeri.- 4. The UK Research Excellence Framework and the Transformation of Research Production; John Brennan and Sofia Branco Sousa.- PART 2: The Complexities of Policy Design in Higher Education - Some Lessons from Comparative Research.- 5. Reforming the Portuguese Public Sector: A Route from Health to Higher Education; Teresa Carvalho and Sofia Bruckmann.- 6. Higher Education, Globalization and the Restructuring of the State: A Comparison between British Columbia, Ontario and Québec; Don Fisher and Kjell Rubenson.- 7. Patterns of University Governance: Insights Based on an Analysis of Doctoral Education's Management Reform in Switzerland and Norway; Lukas Bashung.- PART 3: Policy Effects at the Meso Level.- 8. Governance of Universities and Scientific Innovation; Dietmar Braun.- 9. Change is in the Air: Pressures, Organizations, Fields and University Research; Maria Nedeva, Kate Barker and Sally Ali.- 10. Reforming Faculties' Careers: Changes in Structures and Trajectories; Gaële Goastellec and Nicolas Pekari.- 11. The Possible Conflict between New and Old Governance in the Introduction of Performance Based Funding in German Medical Faculties; Patricia Schulz.- Index.