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Title: From Privatization (of the Expansion Era) to De-privatization (of the Contraction Era). A National Counter-Trend in a Global Context
Authors: Kwiek, Marek
Keywords: Poland
Polish higher education
expansion
contraction
demographic decline
privatization
de-privatization
public-private
massification
universalization
higher education policy
public subsidies
differentiation
university funding
higher education reforms
Central Europe
Eastern Europe
declining demographics
demographic implications
pubic sector growth
private sector decline
re-publicization
de-privatization of higher education
universal higher education systems
Daniel C. Levy
PROPHE
global trends
cost-sharing
counter-trend
national counter-trend
global trends
globalization
private sector growth
postcommunist European systems
postcommunist transformations
European integration
fees
fee-based
tax-based
D. Bruce Johnstone
private higher education
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Sheila Slaughter and Barrett Jay Taylor, editors. Stratification, privatization and vocationalization of higher education in the US and EU: Competitive advantage. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015.
Abstract: This paper focuses on what we term “de-privatization” as a local Polish phenomenon, especially with regard to private sector growth and reliance on cost-sharing mechanisms in public sector institutions. De-privatizaton may also possibly occur in Central and Eastern European, given declining demographics in Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia,Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. De-privatization is a uniquely postcommunist European process today as only in postcommunist Central (and Eastern) Europe has private higher education been on the rise for almost two decades. Private higher education was stimulated by rapid expansion of access to higher education following the collapse of communism. De-privatization stems from aging populations, marked by dramatically low birth rates since the transition period of the early 1990s. De-privatization is a demographically-driven public-private re-balancing process. Consequently, the current public-private dynamics in postcommunist Europe differ greatly from both Western European and global dynamics. However, Poland may ultimately resemble Western Europe where “normal” has always been predominantly public and free (tax-based) higher education.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10593/11900
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