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Redefining Competition Constructively: The Challenges Of Privatisation, Competition And Market-Based State Policy In The United States, Peter D. Eckel
In the United States, the relationship between state governments and public colleges and universities is being redefined with new notions of autonomy and accountability, and with funding policies that are highly market-driven (often referred to as "privatisation") as the centerpieces. Situations and institutional strategies unthinkable only a few years ago are becoming increasingly commonplace. For instance, a few business and law schools at public institutions are moving toward privatisation, distancing themselves from both the states and their parent universities.
While American higher education has traditionally been competitive and market driven, emerging state market-based policies, which will clearly benefit some types ...