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Higher Education Governance in East Asia

Transformations under Neoliberalism

  • Jung Cheol Shin


  • Presents original research on the incorporation of higher education governance in East Asia

  • Categorizes higher education governance patterns across countries, from a comparative perspective

  • Explores how institutional contexts and external forces interact in connection with changes in governance


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Different Paths Toward Neoliberal Governance

  3. Institutional and Cultural Changes Under Neoliberalism

  4. Changing Patterns of Governance and Institutional Performance

About this book


This book deepens our understanding of how higher education governance has recently changed in the rapidly developing higher education systems of East Asia. Focusing on China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan, it explains the implications of how state-centered political systems interpret political and economic environments such as neoliberalism, as well as how each system is coping with global pressures. The book makes a valuable contribution to organization studies in higher education by investigating and detailing how individual higher education institutions are responding to their new environments.


educational governance Neoliberalism in education corporatization of national university path dependence university governance Korean universities Japanese national universities educational policy educational reform higher education in China higher education in Japan higher education in Korea higher education in Taiwan higher education in Malaysia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jung Cheol Shin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EducationSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

About the editors

Dr. Shin is a professor at Seoul National University. Having served at the Korean Ministry of Education for nearly 20 years, his main research interests are in higher education policy, knowledge and social development, and academic professions. He is Co-editor-in-Chief of the International Encyclopedia of Higher Education and co-editor of the Knowledge Studies in Higher Education series (both from Springer), as well as a board member for the journals Studies in Higher Education, Tertiary Education and Management and Peabody Journal of Education.

His recent book publications include University Rankings (2011), Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition (2012), Teaching and Research in Contemporary Higher Education (2013), The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads (2013), The Dynamics of Higher Education Development in East Asia (2013), Mass Higher Education Development in East Asia (2015), and Doctoral Education for the Knowledge Society (2018).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Higher Education Governance in East Asia
  • Book Subtitle Transformations under Neoliberalism
  • Editors Jung Cheol Shin
  • Series Title Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance
  • Series Abbreviated Title Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-2468-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4780-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-2469-7
  • Series ISSN 2365-6352
  • Series E-ISSN 2365-6360
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 285
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    International and Comparative Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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