The Palgrave International Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance

  • Jeroen Huisman
  • Harry de Boer
  • David D. Dill
  • Manuel Souto-Otero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Concepts, Theories and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James S. Fairweather, Emiko Blalock
      Pages 3-19
    3. Emanuela Reale, Emilia Primeri
      Pages 20-37
    4. Frans van Vught, Harry de Boer
      Pages 38-56
    5. Bruno Broucker, Kurt De Wit
      Pages 57-75
    6. Sara Diogo, Teresa Carvalho, Alberto Amaral
      Pages 114-131
    7. Jussi Kivistö, Inga Zalyevska
      Pages 132-151
  3. Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Higher Education, Society and the Economy

      1. Rómulo Pinheiro, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Yuzhuo Cai
        Pages 225-242
      2. Fabiana Barros de Barros, Leo Goedegebuure, V. Lynn Meek, Alan Pettigrew
        Pages 261-280
      3. Cheryl A. Matherly, Martin J. Tillman
        Pages 281-299
      4. Yuan Gao, Chi Baik, Sophia Arkoudis
        Pages 300-320
    3. Organizing Higher Education

    4. Governing Higher Education

      1. Nicoline Frølich, Joakim Caspersen
        Pages 379-397
      2. Amélia Veiga, António Magalhães, Alberto Amaral
        Pages 398-416
    5. Funding Higher Education

      1. Amy Y. Li, William Zumeta
        Pages 463-482
    6. Accountability and Quality

      1. James Williams, Lee Harvey
        Pages 506-525
    7. Inequalities in Higher Education

      1. Pat O’Connor, Teresa Carvalho, Agnete Vabø, Sónia Cardoso
        Pages 569-584
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 585-604

About this book


This state-of-the-art reference collection addresses the major themes, theories and key concepts related to higher education policy and governance on an international scale in one accessible volume.

Mapping the field and showcasing current research and theorizations from diverse perspectives and authoritative scholars, this essential guide will assist readers in navigating the myriad concepts and themes involved in higher education policy and governance research and practice. Split into two sections, the first explores a range of policy concepts, theories and methods including governance models, policy instruments, institutionalism and organizational change, new public management and multi-level governance. The second section addresses salient themes such as institutional governance, funding, quality, employability, accountability, university rankings, widening participation, gender, inequalities, technology, student involvement and the role of higher education in society.

Global in its perspective and definitive in content, this one-stop volume will be an indispensable reference resource for a wide range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of education, education policy, sociology, social and public policy, political science and for leadership.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeroen Huisman
    • 1
  • Harry de Boer
    • 2
  • David D. Dill
    • 3
  • Manuel Souto-Otero
    • 4
  1. 1.Ghent UniversityBelgium
  2. 2.University of Twentethe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  4. 4.Cardiff UniversityUK

Bibliographic information