January 2016

Higher Education and Leviathan

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Editorial Matters: The relationship between higher education and the state has always been a complicated one.

By Graeme Stewart

THE FIRST European universities, for the most part established through papal bulls, coexisted uneasily with secular authorities. They were located within kingdoms and […]

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OCUFA and the University Funding Model review

By Judy Bates

OCUFA has taken a principled approach to its engagement with Ontario’s review of the university funding formula.

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UK Higher Education wars: Federalism awakens

By Andrew M. Boggs

The seismic shifts in UK higher education policy can be understood through the lenses of federalism, regulation, and isolationism.

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The roles of government in corporatizing Canadian universities

By Jamie Brownlee

Government focus on boosting the economy and shrinking public expenditure has transformed our universities.

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A cautionary tale of marketization of postsecondary education

By Robert F. Clift

British Columbia’s experience with private postsecondary providers illustrates the danger of market logic in higher education.

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Fair access: Strikes the right balance on education and copyright

By Michael Geist

Emerging forms of access to copyrighted works is undermining the value of Access Copyright, argues Professor Michael Geist.

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Reviewing Ontario’s university funding

By Sue Herbert

The rationale for reviewing and reforming the way we fund universities.

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Access Copyright: Addressing the needs and concerns of both creators and users in a changing copyright landscape

By Roanie Levy

Access Copyright has the infrastructure and expertise to best serve universities, says the organization’s Executive Director Roanie Levy.

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Higher education and growing inequality

By Simon Marginson

Rather than a tool of social mobility, higher education now reinforces inequality.

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