Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education

Higher Education Governance and Policy Change in Western Europe

International Challenges to Historical Institutions

Authors: Dobbins, M., Knill, C.

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This book provides a comparative analysis of the impact of 'soft Europeanization' on higher education governance in Western Europe. Using concrete indicators of policy change, it focuses on university reform in Italy, France, Germany and the UK to explore how historical legacies and transnational communication have impacted policy pathways.

About the authors

Author Christoph Knill: Christoph Knill is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Munich. Previously he has held positions at the Universities of Konstanz and Jena, the European University Institute in Florence and the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He has authored numerous publications including Public Policy: A New Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan 2012, with Jale Tosun) and Environmental Politics in the European Union: Policy-making, Implementation and Patterns of Multilevel Governance (Manchester University Press, 2007, with Duncan Liefferink).

Reviews

“Since the national process tracing of the HE reforms with a comparative perspective and multi-model analysis is rich and presents theoretical challenges to advance the field, I highly recommend Dobbins’ and Knill’s book to students and researchers in the fields of education policy, comparative education, and political science as well as policy-makers.” (Marcelo Marques, Journal of Education Policy, Vol. 31 (1), January, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Higher Education Governance between Historical Roots and Transnational Convergence Pressures

    Dobbins, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Theoretical Framework: National Higher Education Policies between Transnational Communication and Institutional Path-dependence

    Dobbins, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 21-51

  • France: More State, More Market, and More Humboldt?

    Dobbins, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 52-78

  • Italy: The “Outsmarted” State?

    Dobbins, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 79-109

  • Great Britain: Policy “Doubling-down” as a Response to Transnationalization?

    Dobbins, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 110-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education Governance and Policy Change in Western Europe
Book Subtitle
International Challenges to Historical Institutions
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39985-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137399854
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39984-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48598-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 232
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