University Dynamics and European Integration
Peter A. M. Maassen, Johan P. Olsen
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 23, 2007 - Education - 257 pages
The European University is under stress. It has become commonplace to argue that radical reforms are needed. The claim is that while environments are changing rapidly, European universities do not learn, adapt and reform themselves fast enough. Reform plans comprise the purposes of universities, i.e. definitions of what the University is, can be and should be, criteria for quality and success, the kinds of research, education., services and innovation to be produced, and for whom. Reform plans also include the universities’ organization and financial basis, their governance structures, who should influence the future dynamics of universities, and according to what principles. In contrast, it can be argued that the currently dominant reform rhetoric is only one among several competing visions and understandings of the University and its dynamics. What is at stake is 'what kind of University for what kind of society' and which, and whose values, interests and beliefs should be given priority in University governance and reforms? This book explores the visions underlying the attempts to reform the European University as well as two European integration processes ('Bologna' and 'Lisbon') affecting University dynamics. Above all, the book presents a framework for analyzing ongoing 'modernization' reforms and reform debates that take place at various governance levels, not least the European level, and a long-term research agenda.
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Page ii - Jones, University of Toronto, Canada SCOPE OF THE SERIES Higher Education Dynamics is a bookseries intending to study adaptation processes and their outcomes in higher education at all relevant levels. In addition it wants to examine the way interactions between these levels affect adaptation processes. It aims at applying general social science concepts and theories as well as testing theories in the field of higher education research. It wants to do so in a manner that is of relevance to all those...