Higher Education and the State: Changing Relationships in Europe and East Asia
Edited by ROGER GOODMAN, TAKEHIKO KARIYA, JOHN TAYLOR
2013 paperback 270 pages US$56.00
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The relationship between the state and higher education institutions has always been a complex one. The ‘state’ itself in this context is a heterogeneous mix of elite people – bureaucrats, politicians, committees of co-opted academics and business leader – and it increasingly faces pressures from diverse stakeholders, including students (themselves an increasingly diverse community), staff, families, employers and businesses (local, regional and multinational).
This volume explores the rapidly evolving relationship between the state and higher education in Europe and in East Asia through a combination of empirical studies, secondary analyses and personal observations from many of the leading scholars in the field of comparative education studies. A scenario emerges where the state seeks to encourage stakeholder influence, while, at the same time, acts to moderate such influence in order to ensure that wider objectives are satisfied; markets are controlled, elements of demand and supply are manipulated and funding is targeted to meet particular policy priorities through a model that is described as ‘controlled stakeholder steering’ which offers a new explanation of the relationship between the state and higher education, certainly in the countries addressed in this book.
John Taylor. The State and Higher Education Institutions: new pressures, new relationships and new tensions
Roger Goodman. The Changing Roles of the State and the Market in Japanese, Korean and British Higher Education: lessons for continental Europe?
Fumi Kitagawa. Universities, the State and Geography: perspectives from the United Kingdom and Japan
Ivor Crewe. State–Academy Relations in the United Kingdom, 1960-2010
David Watson. United Kingdom Higher Education and the Binary Dilemma: whatever happened to public sector higher education?
CONTINENTAL WESTERN EUROPE
Christian Galan. What Japan Tells us about the State and the Future of Higher Education in France
Hubert Ertl. German Higher Education and the State: a critical appraisal in the light of post-Bologna reforms
Paola Mattei. Reforming Italian Universities: dynamic conservatism and policy change, 1989-2010
JAPAN AND KOREA
Motohisa Kaneko. Japanese Higher Education and the State in Transition
Aya Yoshida. The State and Private Higher Education in Japan: the end of egalitarian policy?
Takehiko Kariya. The State’s Role and Quasi-Market in Higher Education: Japan’s trilemma
Terri Kim. The (Un)changing Relationship between the State and Higher Education in South Korea: some surprising continuities
Ronald Dore. Afterword
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