Universities, Politicians and Bureaucrats: Europe and the United States

Universities, Politicians and Bureaucrats: Europe and the United States

by Hans Daalder, Edward Shils


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521155151
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Germany: legislators and the universities Wilhelm Hennis; 2. France: the prelude to the loi d'orientation of 1968 François Bourricaud; 3. France: the loi d'orientation and its aftermath Pierre Salmon; 4. Italy: universities adrift Antonio Malintoppi; 5. Belgium: linguistic communalism, bureaucratisation and democratisation Josef Verhoeven; 6. The Netherlands: universities between the 'new democracy' and the 'new management' Hans Daalder; 7. Denmark: state and university - from coexistence to collision Mogens N. Pedersen; 8. Norway: the interplay of local and central decisions Knut Midgaard; 9. Sweden: external control and internal participation - trends in Swedish higher education Olof Ruin; 10. Finland: the 'one man-one vote' issue Pertti Pesonen; 11. Switzerland: the re-affirmation of autonomy Walter Rüegg; 12. Great Britain and the United States: legislators, bureaucrats and the universities Edward Shils; 13. The sudden revolution and the sluggish aftermath: a retrospect since 1968 Hans Daalder.

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