On limitations and consequences of change: Dutch university governance in transition

Harry de Boer, Leo Goedegebuure

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    In several countries, the internal governance structures of universities were substantially changed in the 1990s or are currently under discussion. Frequently found designs are those that strengthen executive leadership at the central and middle level of universities. In this article we present three large‐scale reforms in Dutch university governance, using an elaborate classification scheme derived from classic issues in political science. Moreover, in the second part of the article we address the implications and limitations of the latest reform inside a university. It will show that the formal situation ‐ stipulated in the law ‐ is somewhat different from the actual situation: ‘real’ changes appear to be less radical than those on paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-180
    Number of pages18
    JournalTertiary education and management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventInternational Seminar on University Governance and Management 2000 - Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 4 Jun 20006 Jun 2000


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