Argentina: Changes in Academics’ Involvement in the Governance and Management of Public Universities

  • Norberto Fernández Lamarra
  • Mónica Marquina
  • Gabriel Rebello
Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 2)


The purpose of this chapter is to offer some thoughts on the current conditions of governance and participation in public universities in Argentina, from the viewpoint of academics. After locating the problem contextually and providing a brief overview of our conceptual framework, we present available data obtained through the implementation of a national representative survey as part of the CAP Project. The results show a weakening of the institutional affiliation of teachers, either because they identify more with their discipline or because they consider themselves as having a limited ability to influence institutional decision-making. We believe that these findings are linked to the new academic working conditions established since the latest reforms of the 1990s, which impacted on the management and governance of public universities. While it is premature to present any definitive conclusions, these results reinforce the findings of other limited research in this area, which should continue to be compared with those of “in-depth” studies.


Academic Career Academic Task Academic Unit Academic Profession Institutional Administration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norberto Fernández Lamarra
    • 1
  • Mónica Marquina
    • 2
  • Gabriel Rebello
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de Tres de FebreroBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional de General SarmientoLos PolvorinesArgentina

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