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The Structure of Higher Education as Public Policy

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Recommended Readings

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy: JSGS 854 - Higher Education Policy

J. Huisman, Meek, L. & Wood, F. 2007. “Institutional diversity in higher education: a crossnational and longitudinal analysis”, Higher Education Quarterly 61(4): 563577

R. King. 2007. “Governance and accountability in the higher education regulatory state”. Higher Education 53: 411430

Ben W. Ansell. 2008. “University Challenges: Explaining Change in Higher Education,” World Politics 60: 189230.

Michael L. Skolnick. 2005. “The Case for Giving Greater Attention to Structure in Higher Education Policymaking,” in Higher Education in Canada, Charles Beach, Robin W. Boadway and R. Marvin McInnis, eds., Montreal: McGillQueen’s.

Michael Atkinson. 2008. “Should Canada Create Elite Universities?” Policy Options Montreal: IRPP.

Ruth Keeling, “The Bologna Process and the Lisbon Research Agenda: the European Commission’s expanding role in higher education discourse,” European Journal of Education 41: 203223.

Ann Morey. 2004. “Globalization and the Emergence of ForProfit Higher Education,” Higher Education 48 (1): 131150.

Carleton University: PADM 5227 - Higher Education and Society 

Clark, I.D., G. Moran, M.L. Skolnick and D. Trick. Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. Kingston/Montreal: Queen’s Policy Studies Series, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009. For additional background on the book, see the website  

Other Readings

Ian D. Clark, "How to get better research - and teaching - from universities," Policy Options, Vol. 34, No. 1, December 2012-January 2013, pp. 48-50.

Ian D. Clark, "Looking to California for higher-education policy inspiration," National Post, p. 14, November 28, 2012.

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