Approaches to Policy and Governance in Higher Education

  • Emanuela Reale
  • Emilia Primeri


This chapter deals with the general approaches to policy and governance as presented in the literature and as applied to the field of higher education (HE). We examine issues related to both politics and polity. By ‘politics’ we mean the focus on the resolution of conflict and development of consent, resulting in decision-making processes (the procedural dimension). By ‘polity’ we mean the focus on state organization and the management of the system to obtain political order and stability, through laws, regulations and institutions in different types of politically organized communities (March and Olsen, 1984; North, 1990).


High Education Public Sector Public Administration Academic Freedom Public Management 
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