Introduction to the Second Edition.- Part 1: Themes, Concepts and Methods. 1. Comparison and Theories; I. Bleiklie, M. Kogan.- Part 2: History, Policy and Structure. 2. Higher Education Policies: Historical Overview; M. Bauer, M. Kogan. 3. Policy Regimes and Policy Making; I. Bleiklie. 4. The State and Higher Education; M. Kogan, S. Marton. 5. Higher Education Institutions; B. Askling, M. Henkel.-Part 3: Academics in a Context of Policy and System Change. 6. Policy Change and the Academic Profession; R. Høstaker. 7. Academic Identities; M. Henkel, A. Vabø.- Part 4: Conclusions. 8. Change and Continuity: Some Conclusions; M. Kogan et al.- References.- Subject Index.- Author Index.
Drawing together the implications of studies of Sweden, Norway and England in a set of comparative analyses, the authors assess the reforms of the higher education systems on three distinct levels, the state, the institution and the individual. The book examines changes in government policy, in the leadership and management of higher education institutions and the impact on academic identities and the academic profession.
Contains rigorous analysis of major thematic issues in a comparative perspective
Incorporates strong empirical, conceptual and theoretical material on higher education reforms, putting current public management theory to test
Takes up academic and managerial concerns, such as changing roles of management
Undertakes multi-level analysis of the state, the institution and the individual
Connects institutional structures to academic identity