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Universities, Politicians and Bureaucrats : Europe and the United States - Hans Daalder

Universities, Politicians and Bureaucrats

Europe and the United States

Paperback Published: 25th November 2010
ISBN: 9780521155151
Number Of Pages: 520

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Originally published in 1982, this is a collection of studies by representatives of countries in western Europe, writing about important legislation affecting universities and showing trends of government control over higher education. In the 1960s European universities faced two major challenges: a rapid increase in enrolment, with consequent expansion of staff and a growing need for money; and a demand for changes in their governing structures by student activists and some staff and government administrators. Taking the widespread student agitation in 1968 as the starting-point, the authors summarise the general history of higher education; events of the late 1960s and 1970s and their political and public consequences for educators; and the then current positions of stage and private universities in their countries. In addition, one chapter contrasts the situations in Great Britain and the United States. Hans Daalder provides a retrospective overview of these problems and their resolutions.

Germany: legislators and the universities
France: the prelude to the loi d'orientation of 1968
France: the loi d'orientation and its aftermath
Italy: universities adrift
Belgium: linguistic communalism, bureaucratisation and democratisation
The Netherlands: universities between the 'new democracy' and the 'new management'
Denmark: state and university - from coexistence to collision
Norway: the interplay of local and central decisions
Sweden: external control and internal participation - trends in Swedish higher education
Finland: the 'one man-one vote' issue
Switzerland: the re-affirmation of autonomy
Great Britain and the United States: legislators, bureaucrats and the universities
The sudden revolution and the sluggish aftermath: a retrospect since 1968
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ISBN: 9780521155151
ISBN-10: 0521155150
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.76