The Evaluative State, Institutional Autonomy and Re-engineering Higher Education in Western Europe

The Prince and His Pleasure

  • Guy Neave

Part of the Issues in Higher Education book series (IHIGHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A World Set Upside Down

  3. Re-engineering Two Higher Education Systems

  4. Portugal: A Focused Account

  5. The Promise of the Evaluative State Evaluated

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Guy Neave
      Pages 204-216

About this book


This pioneering book examines how policies to raise efficiency and performance in Europe's universities have profoundly altered ties between government, society and higher education, outlining how Evaluation Agencies have urged Europe's universities to meet the challenge of modernization.


education education policy education reform Europe evaluation government higher education Institution Policy university

Authors and affiliations

  • Guy Neave
    • 1
  1. 1.CIPESMatosinhosPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34523-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37022-7
  • About this book