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

Ka Ho MOK, Xiao Ivy HAN

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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. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
JournalPolicy and Society
Volume36
Issue number1
Early online dateFeb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

Citation

Mok, K. H., & Han, X. (2017). Higher education governance and policy in China: Managing decentralization and transnationalism. Policy and Society, 36(1), 34-48. https://doi.org/10.1080/14494035.2017.1288964

Keywords

  • TNHE
  • Neoliberalism
  • Marketism
  • Multi-faceted dynamics
  • Transnationalism
  • Decentralization in governance

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