The Evaluative State, Institutional Autonomy and Re-engineering Higher Education in Western Europe: The Prince and His Pleasure

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Springer, May 9, 2012 - Political Science - 248 pages
This pioneering book examines how policies to raise efficiency and performance in Europe's universities have profoundly altered ties between government, society and higher education, outlining how Evaluation Agencies have urged Europe's universities to meet the challenge of modernization.

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Setting the Scene
Autonomy and the Changing Contract between the State
The Significance of Evaluative Homogeneity
Reengineering Two Higher Education Systems
StrategyValues andRhetoric
Defining Autonomy Setting Up Evaluation
Laying out the Higher Education Landscape
The DynamicinPortugals HigherEducation Policy
Four Key Dimensions
A Flight over the Evolving Evaluative State

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GUY NEAVE Director of Research at the Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES), Portugal. He has written extensively on higher education policy in western Europe and was Editor in Chief of the Encyclopaedia of Higher Education.