Comparative higher education studies: The perspective from the policy sciences

Leo Goedegebuure, Frans van Vught

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    The article explores the historical background of comparative policy studies. These studies are traced back to the comparative approaches in political science and public administration. Following a discussion on the methodological aspects of the comparative approach, an overview and assessment of a number of recent comparative policy studies in higher education is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)371-394
    Number of pages24
    JournalHigher education
    Issue number32
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • METIS-100299
    • High Education
    • Political Science
    • Public Administration
    • Policy Science
    • Comparative Approach


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