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Governance and Performance of Education SystemsComparing Higher Education Governance Systems in Four European Countries

Governance and Performance of Education Systems: Comparing Higher Education Governance Systems in... Chapter 3 Comparing Higher Education Governance Systems in Four European Countries 1 1 2 Harry F. de Boer , Jürgen Enders and Uwe Schimank Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands Fakultät für Kultur- and Sozialwissenschaften, FernUniversität Hagen, Hagen, Germany 3.1. Introduction Since the 1990s, “new governance” has been at the forefront of discussions on governance in higher education and elsewhere. “Less government and more governance” has become the widely shared credo (Frederickson 1999:705). Supported by neo-liberal ideologies, authorities and powers have been redistributed across the various levels of higher education sys- tems. In many European countries, coordination has changed from a clas- sical form of regulation by one actor, the state, to forms in which various actors at various system levels coordinate the system (“multi-level multi- actor governance”). Coordination increasingly takes place through inter- connected policy levels, ranging from the local to the global level, with a substantial number of actors who in networks of interdependent relation- ships influence agenda setting, policy development, policy determination, policy implementation and evaluation (de Boer 2006). Generally speaking, we witness the blend of various forms of governance, in which elements of traditional governance, with a key role http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Governance and Performance of Education SystemsComparing Higher Education Governance Systems in Four European Countries

Editors: Soguel, Nils C.; Jaccard, Pierre

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer 2008
ISBN
978-1-4020-6445-6
Pages
35 –54
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6446-3_3
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Abstract

Chapter 3 Comparing Higher Education Governance Systems in Four European Countries 1 1 2 Harry F. de Boer , Jürgen Enders and Uwe Schimank Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands Fakultät für Kultur- and Sozialwissenschaften, FernUniversität Hagen, Hagen, Germany 3.1. Introduction Since the 1990s, “new governance” has been at the forefront of discussions on governance in higher education and elsewhere. “Less government and more governance” has become the widely shared credo (Frederickson 1999:705). Supported by neo-liberal ideologies, authorities and powers have been redistributed across the various levels of higher education sys- tems. In many European countries, coordination has changed from a clas- sical form of regulation by one actor, the state, to forms in which various actors at various system levels coordinate the system (“multi-level multi- actor governance”). Coordination increasingly takes place through inter- connected policy levels, ranging from the local to the global level, with a substantial number of actors who in networks of interdependent relation- ships influence agenda setting, policy development, policy determination, policy implementation and evaluation (de Boer 2006). Generally speaking, we witness the blend of various forms of governance, in which elements of traditional governance, with a key role

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: State Regulation; High Education System; High Education Policy; Research Assessment Exercise; Governance Dimension

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