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Title: Competing for Public Resources: Higher Education and Academic Research in Europe. A Cross-Sectoral Perspective
Authors: Kwiek, Marek
Keywords: public sector
competitive funding
public sector competition
university funding
research funding
university income
public funding
fees and loans
cross-sectorial perspectives
public policy
higher edcuation policy
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: In: Wojciech Bienkowski, Josef C. Brada, Massaki Kubomiwa, eds., International Perspectives on Financing Higher Education, New York: Palgrave, 2015).
Abstract: The chapter focuses on the increasing cross-sectoral competition for public resources between various types of public sector institutions in Europe and its implications for future public funding for both higher education and academic research. It views the major models of the institution of the modern (Continental) university and the major types of the modern institution of the state, and of the welfare state in particular, as traditionally closely linked (following Kogan et al., 2000; Kogan and Hanney, 2000; Becher and Kogan, 1992). Historically, in the post-war period in Europe, the unprecedented growth of welfare states and state-funded public services was paralleled by the unprecedented growth of public universities. The massification and universalization of higher education in Europe coincided with the growth of the welfare state in general. Currently, both processes in higher education are in full swing across Europe while welfare states are under the most far-reaching restructuring in their postwar history. The major implication is the fierce competition for public resources, studied in this chapter from a cross-sectoral perspective, in which the future levels of public funding for higher education in tax-based European systems are highly dependent on social attitudes towards what higher education brings to society and the economy, relative to what other claimants to the public purse can bring to them.
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