Governing Universities Globally; Organizations, Regulation and Rankings

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‘Governing Universities Globally provides a comprehensive account of higher education in the world today and successfully demonstrates how the study of universities now needs to acknowledge to the global environment.’
– Andrew Steven Gunn, Political StudiesContents
Contents: Introduction Part I: Globalization and Regulatory Governance 1. Universities in the Globalizing World 2. World Models of University Governance 3. Global Regulatory Governance 4. Transnational Governance in Higher Education Systems: Europe and the OECD Part II: Standards, Models and Rankings 5. University League Tables 6. The Impact of Rankings on Institutional Behaviour and Policies 7. Global Rankings and Regulating the World-class University 8. Conclusion: Global Regulatory Futures Bibliography Index


The book explores the growing influence of global regulatory governance – governmental and private – on universities and national higher education systems. It considers processes of purposeful standardization, normative internalization and markets as solutions for coordination and collective action problems, as well as hierarchical command. A range of university systems, world models and organizations, particularly those associated with Europe and the OECD are examined, with particular emphasis on the growth of national and global league tables and similar rankings of higher education institutions as a form of regulation. Governance globally is found to operate through ‘steerage’, networks, deliberation and communities of the knowledgeable and the expert.

The comprehensive coverage of global university governance includes conceptual, theoretical and empirical analyses that will be invaluable to higher education researchers and students, and to public policy academics, students and practitioners. Global governance analysts, global business and management postgraduates, as well as regulation theorists and practitioners will also find this book to be of great interest.




Governing Universities Globally

Organizations, Regulation and Rankings

Roger King

Roger King, Visiting Professor, University of Bath, Visiting Professor, Open University, Research Associate, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Visiting Professor, University of Queensland, Australia

2009 256 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 739 5
2010 Paperback 978 1 84980 884 2


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