The Evaluative State, Institutional Autonomy and Re-engineering Higher Education in Western Europe…

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

byGuy Neave

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This pioneering book examines how policies to raise efficiency and performance in Europe's universities have profoundly altered ties between government, society and higher education, outlining how Evaluation Agencies have urged Europe's universities to meet the challenge of modernization.

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This pioneering book examines how policies to raise efficiency and performance in Europe's universities have profoundly altered ties between government, society and higher education, outlining how Evaluation Agencies have urged Europe's universities to meet the challenge of modernization.

GUY NEAVE Director of Research at the Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES), Portugal. He has written extensively on higher education policy in western Europe and was Editor in Chief of the Encyclopaedia of Higher Education.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.92 × 5.66 × 0.87 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230348033

ISBN - 13:9780230348035

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Table of Contents

Avant Propos.
Foreword; A.Amaral
PART I: A WORLD SET UPSIDE DOWN
Setting the Scene
The Many Faces of Autonomy: Institutional, Positional and Linguistic.
The Evaluative State: a Formative Concept and an Overview
The Significance of Evaluative Homogeneity
PART II: RE-ENGINEERING TWO HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS
France: The Asterix Syndrome and the Exceptional Case
Strengthening the Evaluative State: Strategy, Values and Rhetoric
Discord Dissected: the French New University and some of its Discontents
Spain: Defining Autonomy, Setting up Evaluation
PART III: PORTUGAL A FOCUSED ACCOUNT
Portugal: Laying out the Higher Education Landscape
The Dynamic in Portugal's Higher Education Policy
Re-focusing Institutional Autonomy: the 2007 Decree Law
Reform at the Edge that Cuts: The Institutional Level
Portuguese Higher Education Reform: Four Key Dimensions
PART IV: TWO CONCLUSIONS AND AN ENVOI
A Flight over the Evaluative State Evolving
Portugal and its Neighbours
Re-engineering the University: Policy as Endgame
Envoi: An Opening Gambit on a Board with no White Squares
Notes
References
Bibliography




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"A rich account of current developments with respect to the relationship between the state and higher education, highly rewarding for those that dare to invest in the detailed account provided." - Higher Education Policy