Public Vices, Private Virtues?

Assessing the Effects of Marketization in Higher Education

  • Pedro N. Teixeira
  • David D. Dill

Part of the Issues in Higher Education book series (CHER, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Markets and Global Trends in Higher Education: Looking Back, Moving Forward?

  3. Changing Public-Private Boundaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 44-44
    2. Gyða Jóhannsdóttir, Jón Torfi Jónasson
      Pages 67-87
  4. Market Forces and the European Higher Education Area (Ehea)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 88-88
    2. Sónia Cardoso, Maria J. Rosa, Diana Amado Tavares, Alberto Amaral
      Pages 91-110
    3. Terhi Nokkala, Barbara Heller-Schuh, Manfred Paier
      Pages 111-139
  5. Marketization and Governance in Higher Education

  6. Institutional Responses to Marketization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Emanuela Reale, Marco Seeber
      Pages 195-210
    3. Manuel Crespo, Alexandre Beaupré-Lavallée, Sylvain Dubé
      Pages 211-231
    4. Kathryn Mohrman
      Pages 234-253
    5. Taran Thune, Ellen Brandt
      Pages 255-270
  7. Market Competition in He: Promises and Pitfalls

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. David M. Hoffman, Mika Raunio, Marjaana Korhonen
      Pages 274-296
    3. John Brennan, Kavita Patel
      Pages 315-326
    4. Michele Rostan, Massimiliano Vaira
      Pages 327-343

About this book


Recent years have seen the strengthening of a discourse that emphasises the virtues of markets, competition and private initiative, vis-à-vis the vices of public intervention in higher education. This volume presents a timely reflection about the effects this increasing marketization has been producing in many higher education systems worldwide. The various chapters of this volume analyse the impact of markets at the system level, with significant attention being devoted to the changes in modes of regulation, the strengthening of aspects such as privatization and inter-institutional competition in higher education systems, and the closer interaction between higher education and its economic environment. Several of the contributors devote attention as well to the implications of market forces for institutional change, notably regarding issues such as mission, organizational structure and governance and the way marketization is affecting the internal distribution of power and the definition of priorities. Finally, the volume includes several chapters focusing on the different markets of higher education, such as the academic labour market, undergraduate and postgraduate education, and research markets. Altogether these chapters provide important insights concerning the many national and institutional contexts in which the marketization of higher education has been taking place around the world.

Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro N. Teixeira
    • 1
  • David D. Dill
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.UNCChapel HillUSA

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