Reconciling Republican 'Egalite' and Global Excellence Values in French Higher Education

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Abstract

Building prestigious higher education is today one of the main drivers of public policy. Many governments have initiated policies to support or create élite universities in the belief that they will boost their system’s prestige in the world. Despite the assumption that all countries will make similar world-class university policy choices, a growing body of criticism points out that élite universities are in fact an ideal type drawn from a narrow pool, Anglo-American in nature, and currently dominant. By examining how a system with different public norms and values managed excellence policies, the chapter considers how the idea of ‘world-class university’ might be generalised. The chapter looks at excellence initiatives in France to explore (a) how world-class university policies are introduced in a system with values which contradict those embodied by today’s prevailing notion of global excellence and (b) whether these initiatives benefit the system as a whole
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition
EditorsJ.C. Shin, B.M. Kehm
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages99-123
Number of pages301
ISBN (Print)978-94-007-4974-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameThe changing academy
PublisherSpringer
Number6
Volume6

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Keywords

  • IR-83225
  • METIS-292336

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Cremonini, L., Benneworth, P. S., Dauncey, H., & Westerheijden, D. F. (2013). Reconciling Republican 'Egalite' and Global Excellence Values in French Higher Education. In J. C. Shin, & B. M. Kehm (Eds.), Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition (pp. 99-123). (The changing academy; Vol. 6, No. 6). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4975-7_7
Cremonini, Leon ; Benneworth, Paul Stephen ; Dauncey, H. ; Westerheijden, Donald F. / Reconciling Republican 'Egalite' and Global Excellence Values in French Higher Education. Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition. editor / J.C. Shin ; B.M. Kehm. Dordrecht : Springer, 2013. pp. 99-123 (The changing academy; 6).
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Reconciling Republican 'Egalite' and Global Excellence Values in French Higher Education. / Cremonini, Leon; Benneworth, Paul Stephen; Dauncey, H.; Westerheijden, Donald F.

Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition. ed. / J.C. Shin; B.M. Kehm. Dordrecht : Springer, 2013. p. 99-123 (The changing academy; Vol. 6, No. 6).

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Cremonini L, Benneworth PS, Dauncey H, Westerheijden DF. Reconciling Republican 'Egalite' and Global Excellence Values in French Higher Education. In Shin JC, Kehm BM, editors, Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition. Dordrecht: Springer. 2013. p. 99-123. (The changing academy; 6). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4975-7_7