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Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education

Processes and Outcomes

  • Harry de Boer
  • Jon File
  • Jeroen Huisman
  • Marco Seeber
  • Martina Vukasovic
  • Don F Westerheijden

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education book series (PSGHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Harry de Boer, Jon File, Jeroen Huisman, Marco Seeber, Martina Vukasovic, Don F. Westerheijden
    Pages 1-28
  3. Horizontal Differentiation Processes

  4. Vertical Differentiation Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Emmanuel Boudard, Don F. Westerheijden
      Pages 161-182
  5. Institutional Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Jeroen Huisman, Jelle Mampaey
      Pages 205-223
    3. Terhi Nokkala, Jussi Välimaa
      Pages 225-244
    4. Harry de Boer, Jon File, Jeroen Huisman, Marco Seeber, Martina Vukasovic, Don F. Westerheijden
      Pages 269-287
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-303

About this book

Introduction

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.  

Keywords

Policy design policy implementation policy instruments horizontal differentiation interrelationships vertical differentiation

Authors and affiliations

  • Harry de Boer
    • 1
  • Jon File
    • 2
  • Jeroen Huisman
    • 3
  • Marco Seeber
    • 4
  • Martina Vukasovic
    • 5
  • Don F Westerheijden
    • 6
  1. 1.Center for Hr Education Policy StudiesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Center for Hr Education Policy StudiesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for Hr Education Governance GhentGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  4. 4.Centre for Hr Education Governance GhentGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  5. 5.Centre for Hr Education Governance GhentGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  6. 6.Center for Hr Education Policy StudiesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42237-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42236-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42237-4
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