Acknowledgements.- Part One: Understanding Change and Interpreting Modes of Governance.- Setting the Scene.- The State and the Governance of Higher Education: Contextualising he Changing Relationship.- From the UGC and NAB to the Funding Council Model of Governance.- State Power: Convergence and Fragmentation.- Devolution and the Governance of British Higher Education.- Part Two: Shaping Policy.- The Role of the Political Parties.- Parliament as a Marginal Player?.- The Policy Community and Policy Networks in British Higher Education.- Part Three: The Politics of Higher Education in Action.- Continuity and Change in the Funding of British Higher Education.- The Politics of Quality Assurance.- The RAE: The Elusive Search for Selectivity and Consensus.- The Politics of Access: Higher Education and Social Engineering.- Part Four: Institutional Autonomy in the Age of Mass Higher Education.- Who has the Power?.- Acronyms.- References.- Index.
How has the system of governance changed? Do British higher education institutions still exercise autonomous control over their development? In this book, these questions are pursued through a three-pronged strategy. This book will have lessons for those examining higher education on a comparative/international basis. It is a serious piece of analysis i.e. it is purposefully non-polemical, and it is well-written, non-jargonised and accessible.
Strong relevance to those with a general interest in British higher education
Will have lessons for those examining higher education on a comparative/international basis
A serious piece of analysis i.e. it is purposefully non-polemical
It is well-written, non-jargonised and accessible
Goes beyond higher education by locating the material in the broader public policy context