Title

Higher education governance and policy in China : managing decentralization and transnationalism

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Policy and Society

Publication Date

2017

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

34

Last Page

48

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Keywords

TNHE, neoliberalism, marketism, multi-faceted dynamics, transnationalism, decentralization

Abstract

China has experienced significant social, economic, and political transformations since its economic reform started in the late 1970s. Considerable changes in its policy-making and implementation approaches have also emerged. Confronted with the intensified tension between the call for efficiency and strong pressure to improve social welfare, the Chinese government had no choice but to become instrumentally pragmatic in adopting different governance strategies to address the increasingly complex social, economic, and political developments. Thus, neoliberal tenets were introduced. This article sets out to examine, against the wider policy context, how neoliberal tenets, particularly its emphasis on market principles, have been injected in higher education governance. This article aims to explore how the multi-faceted dynamics shaped the development of transnational higher education and influenced the governance of Sino-foreign cooperation universities.

Print ISSN

14494035

E-ISSN

18393373

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2017 Elsevier BV. This working paper is an accepted author manuscript and is accepted by Policy & Society for publication as a referred article, January 2017.

Full-text Version

Accepted Author Manuscript

Recommended Citation

Mok, K.H. and Han, X. (2017). Higher Education Governance and Policy in China: Managing Decentralization and Transnationalism. Policy and Society, 36(1), pp.34-48.