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Reforms of Higher Education in Context of New Managerialism

Reforms of Higher Education in Context of New Managerialism

Journal of Economic Regulation, , Vol. 10 (no. 4),

The paper focuses on the analysis of reform of higher education. The reform bases on the ideology of new managerialism. It is reflected the interrelation between this reform and liberal ideological discourse. It is grouped formal institutional norms (regulative norms) consisting of the rules of professional societies, market participants and government public acts as the general type. In the case of the reform of higher education in Great Britain, general events are classified into three broad groups: modernization, marketization and corporatization. It is also identified general stages of this reform. It is detected important negative effects engendered by such reform i. e. asymmetry of information, an increase of dichotomy “efficiency-justice” in public sector (higher education) and the problem of higher education in the setting of proportion and balance between technological and economic development, and creative (artistic) activities as intrinsic value for human beings. Developing and implementing the conception “the New Public Service” will help to correction of the direction of the reform in higher education and stimulate the values of collaboration, trust and productive accommodative assistance in this sector

Keywords: new managerialism; reforms in higher education; quasi-markets; public sector; efficiency; universities; liberal ideology

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