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Reform and Change in Higher Education

Analysing Policy Implementation

  • Åse Gornitzka
  • Maurice Kogan
  • Alberto Amaral

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Åse Gornitzka, Maurice Kogan, Alberto Amaral
    Pages 1-13
  3. Overview

    1. Åse Gornitzka, Svein Kyvik, Bjørn Stensaker
      Pages 35-56
    2. Maurice Kogan
      Pages 57-65
  4. National Case Studies

    1. Harry F. de Boer, Jürgen Enders, Don F. Westerheijden
      Pages 97-116
    2. Alberto Amaral, António Magalhães
      Pages 117-134
    3. JosÉ-Ginüs Mora, Javier Vidal
      Pages 135-152
    4. Giunio Luzzatto, Roberto Moscati
      Pages 153-168

About this book


Starting from the now classical book by Ladislav Cerych and Paul Sabatier (1986), the editors present a critical appreciation of that initial work and a review and critical appraisal of current empirical policy research in higher education.

In the second part, a set of chapters analyses the effective and specific complexities of the implementation of higher education policies in several countries, offering a wide variety of situations both in terms of duration of implementation, legal objectives, adequacy of causal theories underlying the reforms, adequacy of financial resources and degree of commitment of the main actors of the process. Some of these chapters use alternative theoretical frameworks developed since the 1986 Cerych and Sabatier theorization to interpret the empirical results, and some national cases do not fall within the scope of Cerych and Sabatier’s analysis. The national case studies are: Australia (2), Austria, Finland, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Åse Gornitzka
    • 1
  • Maurice Kogan
    • 2
  • Alberto Amaral
    • 3
  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Studies in Research and Higher EducationOsloNorway
  2. 2.Centre for the Evaluation of Public Policy and PracticeBrunel UniversityUxbridgeUK
  3. 3.University of Porto and CIPESPortugal

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