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University Dynamics and European IntegrationThe Institutional Dynamics of the European University

University Dynamics and European Integration: The Institutional Dynamics of the European University CHAPTER 2 THE INSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY Johan P. Olsen WHAT KIND OF UNIVERSITY FOR WHAT KIND OF SOCIETY? The University, in Europe and elsewhere, is currently involved in changes that have a potential for transforming its institutional identity and constitutive logic. At stake are the University’s purpose, work processes, organization, system of governance and financial basis, as well as its role in the political system, the economy and society at large. The rethinking, reorganizing and refunding of the University are part of processes of change in the larger configuration of institutions in which the University is embedded. These processes link change in the University to change in the role of democratic government, in public-private relations, and in the relationship between the local, national, European and international level. The current dynamics raise questions about the University’s long-term pact with society: What kind of University for what kind of society? What do the University and society expect from each other? How is the University assumed to fit into a democratic polity and society? To what extent and how, are the University, government and soci- ety supposed to influence each other? What is the extent and direction of change? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

University Dynamics and European IntegrationThe Institutional Dynamics of the European University

Part of the Higher Education Dynamics Book Series (volume 19)
Editors: Maassen, Peter; Olsen, Johan P.

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer 2007
ISBN
978-1-4020-5970-4
Pages
25 –54
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5971-1_2
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Abstract

CHAPTER 2 THE INSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY Johan P. Olsen WHAT KIND OF UNIVERSITY FOR WHAT KIND OF SOCIETY? The University, in Europe and elsewhere, is currently involved in changes that have a potential for transforming its institutional identity and constitutive logic. At stake are the University’s purpose, work processes, organization, system of governance and financial basis, as well as its role in the political system, the economy and society at large. The rethinking, reorganizing and refunding of the University are part of processes of change in the larger configuration of institutions in which the University is embedded. These processes link change in the University to change in the role of democratic government, in public-private relations, and in the relationship between the local, national, European and international level. The current dynamics raise questions about the University’s long-term pact with society: What kind of University for what kind of society? What do the University and society expect from each other? How is the University assumed to fit into a democratic polity and society? To what extent and how, are the University, government and soci- ety supposed to influence each other? What is the extent and direction of change?

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: High Education; Bologna Process; Institutional Autonomy; European Research Area; Competitive Selection

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