1st Edition

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

Edited By Jeroen Huisman Copyright 2009
    308 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    304 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Essential reading for policy makers, institutional leaders, managers, advisors, and scholars in the field of higher education, International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Education analyzes 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.

    PART I: National Systems of Governance in Higher Education

     In this section the focus is on contributions from HE researchers and public administration/political science scholars analysing policy processes, including policy implementation, in a variety of countries across the world

    Chapter One: Introduction: Setting the Agenda (this will elaborate on the points made above) by Jeroen Huisman

    Chapters Two/Three: The Quasi-State: The Steering Model of Governance in Action – the UK and New Zealand as case studies, Roger Brown

    Chapters Four/Five: Corporatist-Pluralist Governance Models – the Netherlands and Austria as case studies, Theo Toonen and Elsa Hackl

    Chapters Six/Seven: Governance in Transition: Responding to Macro-Political Change – Poland and Hungary as case studies

    Chapters Eight/Nine: Governance in Transition: Responding to the Pressures of Global Economic Development – two countries will be selected from Latin America, Asia or Africa with Brazil and Mozambique constituting the two most likely choices

    PART II: The Emergence of Multi-level Governance

    Chapter Ten: The Rise of Multi-Level Governance, Jereon Huisman and Åse Gornitzka

    Chapters Eleven/Twelve and Thirteen: Johanna Witte, Ivar Bleiklie

    Chapters Fourteen/Fifteen: The Impact of WTO/GATS/NAFTA – a (former) CEE country (GATS) and a Latin American country (NAFTA) –, Rollin Kent

    Chapter Sixteen: Conclusion – Jeroen Huisman


    Jeroen Huisman