The state of change: analysing policy change in Dutch and English higher education

Henderikus Christiaan Theisens

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    The general claim in comparative politics that majoritarian democracies are capable of faster policy making than consensus democracies was only partly substantiated in this study. Looking at the short term, England has indeed been capable of swift policy making. On several occasions during the period from 1980 to 1995, it has designed policies and decided on them in a fast, centralised and isolated style that would be impossible in the Dutch consensus democracy. Paradoxically, when comparing the two systems over this longer period both countries have shown very comparable levels of policy change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • van der Veen, R.J., Supervisor
    • Enders, J., Supervisor
    • Huisman, J., Co-Supervisor
    Award date19 Mar 2004
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs9789036520188
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2004

    Keywords

    • IR-41427

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