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Bates, Agnieszka; Godon, Rafal – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
The year 1989 marked the official end of communist rule in Poland and the replacement of "Gosplan" by new instruments for liberal-democratic governance. In terms of the economy this heralded a departure from Gosplan's five-year planning cycles, performance targets and the "propaganda of success." Paradoxically, however, 27…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Change, Neoliberalism, Commercialization
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Lebeau, Yann; Stumpf, Rolf; Brown, Roger; Lucchesi, Martha Abrahao Saad; Kwiek, Marek – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
The aftermath of the international financial crisis of 2008/2009 and current economic downturn in the world economy has unsurprisingly put publicly-funded higher education (HE) systems under immense pressure in most parts of the world. Added to measures of the past 20 years, aiming at introducing cost effective management approaches imported from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Universities, Student Participation, Educational Change