Good Governance and Higher Education
In this article the focus is on institutional governance in higher education, in particular, the nature of good governance. Before discussing what “good governance” is, a useful starting point is to discuss what governance is and is not. Graham et al. (2003) posit that governance is “a process whereby societies or organizations make their important decisions, determine whom they involve in the process and how they render account” (p. 1). Because processes in their view are hard to observe, the “normal” focus in studies on governance is on “the governance system or framework upon which the process rests - that is, the agreements, procedures, conventions or policies that define who gets power, how decisions are taken and how accountability is rendered”...
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