Reading list

Required Readings


Enders, J. (2002): Governing the Academic Commons: About blurring boundaries, blistering organisations, and groing demands, in Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (ed.): The CHEPS Inaugurals 2002. University of Twente.

European Commission (2003). The Role of the University in the Europe of Knowledge. Brussels, Com (2003) 58.

Kersbergen, K. van & Waarden, F. van (2001). “Shifts in Governance: Problems of Legitimacy and Acountability”. The Hague: Social Science Research Council of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Mayntz, R. (1998). New Challenges to Governance Theory. European University Institute: Jean Monet Chair Paper, RSC No. 98/50.

Meek, V.L. (2002). “Changing Patterns in Modes of Co-ordination of Higher Education”, in Enders, J. & Fulton, O. (eds.) Higher Education in a Globalising World. International Trends and Mutual Observations. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 53-72.


European Commission (2003b). The Role of Universities in the Europe of Knowledge.

Compendium of Basic Documents in the Bologna Process (2002). Strasbourg: Council of Europe. (Bologna Declaration, Prague Communique, Sorbonne Declaration and Magna Charta Universitatum, pp. 3-14)

Carnoy, Martin (1999). Globalization and Educational Reform: What Planners Need to Know. Paris: UNESCO, International Institute for Educational Planning. (ch. 1-3, pp. 13-44).

World Bank (2002). Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education. Washington DC: Author (Chapter IV: The Changing Nexus: Tertiary Education Institutions, the Marketplace, and the State, pp. 67-97).

Reichert, Sybille and Christian Tauch (2003). Trends in Learning Structures in European Higher Education III. European University Association (Ch. 2-4, pp. 1-59)

Mishra, Ramesh (1999). Globalization and the Welfare State. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar.

Neave, Guy (2001a). “Anything Goes: Or, How the Accommodation of Europe’s Universities to European Integration Integrates – an Inspiring Number of Contradictions”. Paper delivered at EAIR Forum, Porto, September 2001. published in: Tertiary Education and Management, v.8, 2002, no.3, pp. 181-197 ISSN: 1358-3883

Van der Wende, Marijk (2003). „Bologna Is Not the Only City That Matters in European Higher Education Policy“. International Higher Education. No. 32. Summer 2003.


Barnett, R. (2000). Supercomplexity and the Curriculum. Studies in Higher Education, 25 (3): 255-265

Stark. J.S. and Lattuca, L.R. (1997). Shaping the College Curriculum: Academic Plans in Action. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Chapter 2: Defining Curriculum: An Academic Plan. (pp. 7-21)

Chapter 4: Recurring Debates about the College Curriculum (pp. 42-79)

Altbach, P. G. (1998). The American Academic Model in Comparative Perspective. In Comparative Higher Education: Knowledge, the University, and Development, (pp. 55-71). London: Ablex.

Engeström, Y. and Miettinen, R. (1999). Introduction. In Y. Engeström, R. Miettinen, and R. Punamaki (Eds.), Perspectives on Activity Theory (pp. 1-16). NY: Cambridge University Press.

Lattuca, L. R. (2002). Learning interdisciplinarity: Sociocultural perspectives on academic work. Journal of Higher Education, 73 (6): 711-39.

Salomon, G. & Perkins, D. (1998). Individual and social aspects of learning. In Review of Research in Education, Volume 23 (pp. 1-24). Washington, DC: AERA.

Wertsch, J. V., Del Rio, P., and Alvarez, A. (1995). Sociocultural studies: History, action, and mediation. In J.V. Wertsch, P. Del Rio, and A. Alvarez, Sociocultural studies of mind. NY: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-34.


Gibbons, Michael, Limoges, C., Nowotny, H., Schwartzman, S., Scott, P. and Trow, M. (1994) The New Production of Knowledge. The dynamics of science and research in contemporary societies, London: Sage. Chapter 1, ‘Evolution of Knowledge Production’

Merle Jacob and Thomas Hellström (eds.), The Future of Knowledge Production in the Academy. Buckingham: Open University Press (2000). Introduction and Chapters 1-4.

Arie Rip and Kees J.M. Eijkel, Tensions in Universities Having to Accommodate to Global Strategic Science & Technology and to Regional Innovation Systems. Paper presented to the International Conference “Regional Innovation Systems and Science and Technology Policies in Emerging Economies: Experiences from China and the World”, Guangzhou, China, 19-21 April 2004.

Further Reading


De Boer, H. (2002): Trust, the Essence of Governance?, in Amaral, A. et al (eds) Governing Higher Education: National Perspectives on Institutional Governance. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 43-62.

Enders, J. (2004): Higher Education, internationalisation, and the nation-state: Recent developments and challenges for governance theory, in Higher Education, 47, 3, pp. 361-382.

Frances, J. et al. (1991): Introduction, in Thompson, G. et al. (eds) Markets, Hierarchies & Networks. The Coordination of Social Life. London: Sage, pp. 1-20.

Mayntz, R. & Schimank, U. (eds), Research Policy, 27 (747), 1998.

Trow, M. (1996): On the Accountability of Higher Education in the United States, in Maassen, P.M.A. & van Vught, F.A. (eds.) Inside Academia – New Challenges to the Academic Profession. Utrecht: De Tijdstroom, pp. 227-268.


European Commission (2000a). Towards a European Research Area. Brussels. COM (2000)6.

Berlin Communiqué (2003). Realising the European Higher Education Area. Communiqué of the Conference of Ministers Responsible for Higher Education in Berlin on 19 September 2003.

Currie, Jan and Janice Newson, eds. (1998). Universities and Globalization. Critical Perspectives. Thousand Oaks: SAGE (Introduction and Ch. 1, pp. 1-43).

Delanty, Gerard (2001). Challenging Knowledge. The University in the Knowledge Society. London: SRHE & Open University Press (chps 1-8, pp. 1-128).

Enders, Jürgen (2002a). “Higher Education, Internationalisation, and the Nation-State: Recent Developments and Challenges to Governance Theory”. Paper for the CHER conference, Vienna, September 2002.

Pierson, Paul (2001). “Coping with Permanent Austerity: Welfare State Restructuring in Affluent Democracies”. In: Pierson, Paul, ed. The New Politics of the Welfare State. Oxford: Oxford UP.

Pierson, Paul (2001). “Post-Industrial Pressures on the Mature Welfare States”. In: Pierson, Paul, ed., The New Politics of the Welfare State. Oxford: Oxford UP.

Readings, Bill, The University in Ruins (1996). Harvard UP (pp.1-70).

Scharpf, Fritz (2000). “Negative Integration: States and the Loss of Boundary Control”. In: Pierson, Christopher, and Francis G. Castles (2000). The Welfare State Reader. Cambridge: Polity Press

Zgaga, Pavel (2003). Bologna Process Between Prague and Berlin. Report to the Ministers of Education of the Signatory Countries.


Gutierrez, K. D. and Rogoff, B. (2003). Cultural ways of learning: Individual traits or repertoires of practice? Educational Researcher, 32 (5): 19-25.

Marton, F. and Booth, S. (1997). What does it take to learn? In Learning and Awareness (pp. 1-13). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Rogoff, B. (2003). The Cultural Nature of Human Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chapter 1: Orienting Concepts and Ways of Understanding the Cultural Nature of Human Development (pp. 3-36).

Chapter 7: Thinking with the Tools and Institutions of Culture (pp. 236-81)

Wertsch, J.V. (1985). Vygotsky and the social formation of mind. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. CHAPTERS 1-3 (pp. 1-76).


Michel Callon, Pierre Lascoumes, Yannick Barthe, Agir dans un monde incertain. Essai sur la démocratie technique, Paris: Seuil, 2001.

Gibbons, Michael, Limoges, C., Nowotny, H., Schwartzman, S., Scott, P. and Trow, M. (1994) The New Production of Knowledge. The dynamics of science and research in contemporary societies, London: Sage.

H. Etzkowitz and L. Leydesdorff, ‘The dynamics of innovation: from National Systems and “Mode 2” to a Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations,’ Research Policy 29 (2000) 109-123.

Helga Nowotny, Peter Scott and Michael Gibbons, Re-Thinking Science. Knowledge and the Public in an Age of Uncertainty. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2001. Chapters 1, 15, 16.

Arie Rip, ‘Science for the 21st Century’, in Peter Tindemans, Alexander Verrijn-Stuart and Rob Visser (eds.), The Future of the Sciences and Humanities. Four analytical essays and a critical debate on the future of scholastic endeavour, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2002. pp. 99-148.