Understanding the Limits to Higher Education Policy Networks

  title={Understanding the Limits to Higher Education Policy Networks},
  author={A. Dassen and P. Benneworth},
One of the characteristics of the university reform in the last quarter century has been an increasing marketisation of higher education. In response to fears that universities represent classic dominant producers, governments have sought to stimulate efficiency and innovation in the higher education sector with a mix of increasing autonomy and competition for funding. The concept on which this lies is that stimulating competition drives out inefficiency by underperforming institutions. The… Expand