Globalisation and Differentiation in Higher Education Systems

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Abstract

In this chapter, we argue from a theoretical perspective that globalisation has impacted differentiation within higher education systems. The three propositions about mechanisms affecting diversity distinguished by van Vught (environmental conditions, competition for resources and academic norms) remain the same, but the initial conditions have changed. Governmental policy, in particular, affects the degree of openness of higher education systems (positively or negatively), either through (de-)regulation or by affecting higher education institutions’ strategies for internationalisation. Thus, we add as a fourth proposition that increasing institutional autonomy increases system diversity in the context of globalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory and Method in Higher Education Research
EditorsJeroen Juisman, Malcolm Tight
Place of PublicationBingley, UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages85-101
Number of pages17
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78769-277-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-78769-278-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameTheory and method in higher education research
PublisherEmerald
Volume4
ISSN (Print)2056-3752

Keywords

  • Globalisation
  • Differentiation
  • Institutional autonomy
  • Internationalisation
  • Government policy
  • Deregulation

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