This book explores the visions underlying the attempts to reform the European University as well as two European integration processes. It presents a framework for analyzing ongoing modernization reforms and reform debates that take place at various governance levels and a long-term research agenda. It convincingly argues why the knowledge basis under the current University reforms in Europe should be considerably strengthened.
This book explores the visions underlying the attempts to reform the European University as well as two European integration processes. It presents a framework for analyzing ongoing modernization reforms and reform debates that take place at various governance levels and a long-term research agenda.
List of Contributors.- Preface.- PART I: INTRODUCTION: Chapter 1: European Debates on the Knowledge Institution: The Modernization of the University at the European Level: Johan P. Olsen and Peter Maassen.- PART II: PERSPECTIVES ON UNIVERSITY DYNAMICS: Chapter 2: The Institutional Dynamics of the European University: Johan P. Olsen.- Chapter 3: A Rule-governed Community of Scholars: The Humboldt Vision in the History of the European University: Thorsten Nybom.- Chapter 4: An Instrument for National Political Agendas: The Hierarchical Vision: Ase Gornitzka and Peter Maassen.- Chapter 5: An Internal Representative System: The Democratic Vision: Harry de Boer and Bjorn Stensaker.- Chapter 6: A Service Enterprise: The Market Vision: Carlo Salerno.- PART III: EUROPEAN REFORM PROCESSES: Chapter 7: The Bologna-Process: An Intergovernmental Policy Perspective: Guy Neave and Peter Maassen.- Chapter 8: The Lisbon-process: A Supranational Policy Perspective: Ase Gornitzka.- PART IV: A RESEARCH AGENDA: Chapter 9: 'Europe of Knowledge'. Search for a New Pact: Ase Gornitzka et al.- REFERENCES.- Index.
From the reviews:
"University Dynamics and European Integration is a collaborative effort aiming to explore the visions underlying the attempts to reform the European University. ... This book invites reformers to reflect on their intents. ... Policymakers have picked on a topic where academics have heartfelt things to say, and this work promises to be an invitation to a significant and interesting discussion." (Tito Correa, Times Higher Education Supplement, October, 2007)
Peter Maassen is an expert in public governance (including policy reform and institutional change) of higher education; university leadership and management; and North-South development cooperation in higher education and science. Current research interests are: changes in public governance models with respect to higher education; the contribution of higher education to regional development in developed as well as developing countries; the governance of access to higher education; and the effects of European integration on higher education. He is also co-editor of our book series Higher Education Dynamics.
Academic background in Public policy analysis, with a focus on the field of higher education policy studies. Professional experience includes the directorship (1997-2000) of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente. In addition, major experience in system and institutional level reviews in higher education, at the assignment of individual universities and colleges, national Ministries and governments, as well as international bodies and organisations, such as OECD, UNESCO and World Bank.