Policy Analysis Of Structural Reforms In Higher Education: Processes And Outcomes by Harry De BoerPolicy Analysis Of Structural Reforms In Higher Education: Processes And Outcomes by Harry De Boer

Policy Analysis Of Structural Reforms In Higher Education: Processes And Outcomes

byHarry De Boer, Jon File, Jeroen Huisman

Hardcover | November 17, 2016

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This book addresses the complex phenomenon in higher education of structural reforms in higher education systems. Across the globe, governments initiate comprehensive reforms of their higher education systems because they want their models to be the best and to excel at what they do. This regularly requires governments to change the higher education landscape to achieve their set objectives. Changes can include merger processes, the introduction of a new sector of higher education or a new type of higher education institution or excellence initiative. This book explores the current understanding of how successful such comprehensive reforms have been through an examination of eleven reform cases in European countries. For each reform, the different phases of the policy process - policy objectives, design, implementation, policy tools and evaluation - are systematically described and analysed to provide an overview of the factors that contribute to the success or failure of the reforms.
Jeroen Huisman is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Sociology at Ghent University, Belgium. He is editor of Higher Education Policy and co-editor of the SRHE Higher Education book series and the series Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. Harry de Boer is Deputy-director and Senior Researcher at the Cent...
Title:Policy Analysis Of Structural Reforms In Higher Education: Processes And OutcomesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:303 pagesPublished:November 17, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Structural Reform in Higher Education: An Introduction; Harry de Boer, Jon File, Don F. Westerheijden, Jeroen Huisman, Marco Seeber & Martina Vukasovic.- PART I. Horizontal Differentiation Processes.- Chapter 2. Reform of the 'Fachhochschulen' in Austria; Attila Pausits.- Chapter 3. Partial Horizontal Differentiation in Croatian Higher Education: How Ideas, Institutions and Interests Affect the Policy Process; Jelena Brankovic & Martina Vukasovic.- Chapter 4. Strengthening Research at the Dutch 'Hogescholen': From Ideas to Institutionalization; Harry de Boer.- Chapter 5. Pulling the Plug in a Bathtub: The Big Consequences of a Small Change in Norwegian Higher Education; Mari Elken & Nicoline Frølich.- Chapter 6. The Government Response to the Private Sector Expansion in Poland; Dominik Antonowicz, Marek Kwiek & Don F. Westerheijden.- PART II: Vertical Differentiation Processes.- Chapter 7. The Danish UNIK-Initiative: An NPM-Inspired Mechanism to Steer Higher Education; Kaare Aaagaard & Harry de Boer.- Chapter 8. France: Initiatives for Excellence; Emmanuel Boudard & Don F. Westerheijden.- Chapter 9. The International Campus of Excellence Initiative in Spain; Marco Seeber.- PART III: Institutional Relationships.- Chapter 10. Setting up Associations in Flemish Higher Education; Jeroen Huisman & Jelle Mampaey.- Chapter 11. Finland: Mergers in the Context of Continuity; Terhi Nokkala & Jussi Välimaa.- Chapter 12. Policy-Making for Structural Reforms in Welsh Higher Education Landscape; Nadine Zeeman & Paul Benneworth.- Chapter 13. Structural Reform in European Higher Education: Concluding Reflections; Jeroen Huisman, Marco Seeber, Martina Vukasovic, Harry de Boer, Jon File and Don F. Westerheijden.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is interesting for scholars, researchers, practitioners and policymakers who (1) wish to enlarge their understanding of reforms in higher education, their rationale and their (possible) outcomes, (2) want to have a better insight into other European practices of higher education reform or (3) who are interested in the way policy in general and reform policy in particular develops, grows and reaches a sort of finish line - or not." (Bruno Broucker, European Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 7, November, 2017)