Assembling and Governing the Higher Education Institution

Democracy, Social Justice and Leadership in Global Higher Education

  • Lynette Shultz
  • Melody Viczko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Leadership and the Changing Context of Education

  3. Expanding the Role of Higher Education

  4. Education, Democracy and Global Social Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Len Findlay, Toni Samek
      Pages 291-310
    3. Ranilce Guimarães-Iosif, Aline Veiga dos Santos
      Pages 311-330
    4. Tatiana Gounko, Svetlana Panina, Svetlana Zalutskaya
      Pages 331-348
    5. Christina Slade
      Pages 349-360
    6. Kris Magnusson, Blye Frank, Katy Ellsworth
      Pages 425-438
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 445-450

About this book


This book emphasizes the inherently democratic nature of education; from those who practice in higher education institutions and are involved in decision-making, to those questioning the methods of reform processes in those institutions. As they are faced with increasing pressures to restructure and change their organizations in line with global institutional demands the foundations upon which their leadership and governance are based are called into question. This book takes a critical approach to understanding higher education leadership and governance. The overarching questions asked in this book are: how has higher education come to be assembled in contemporary governance practices within the context of global demands for reform and how are issues of justice being taken up as part of and in resistance to this assemblage?

Lynette Shultz is Associate Dean, International, and Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her key research is focused on democracy, social justice, and global citizenship education, and the internationalization of higher education. 
Melody Viczko is Assistant Professor of Critical Policy, Equity and Leadership Studies at Western University, Canada. Her research engages a relational approach to educational policy analysis, with a fascination for how actors assemble around policies and how these assemblages influence democratic governance practices in education. 


Higher Education Governance Educational Leadership Assemblage International Education Comparative education democracy higher education social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynette Shultz
    • 1
  • Melody Viczko
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AlbertaCanada
  2. 2.Western UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-52260-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52261-0
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