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University autonomy in the Russian federation since Perestroika

Author: Olga B Bain
Publisher: New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003.
Series: Studies in higher education, dissertation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study focuses on the national higher education policies and institutional strategies that foster or hinder individual Russian universities in applying newfound principles of autonomy.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Olga B Bain
ISBN: 0415932963 9780415932967
OCLC Number: 50809891
Description: xiii, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Introduction: Reforming Higher Education in Russia 1. Purpose of the study 2. Soviet legacy, or why changes were needed in higher education (HEd) 3. Perestroika movement in Russian education (1986-1990) 4. Regional policy in HEd reform and its implications for institutional behaviour 5. The status of HEd institutions in the old system and the consequences of the new stratification 6. The transformation of Russian higher education in the 1990s 7. Conclusion Part II - Theoretical Context and the Model of Analysis 8. Towards a definition of university autonomy along the state-university relationship continuum 9. University autonomy from organizational and sociological perspectives 10. Autonomy of Russian Universities in the context of overarching policy from centralized planning to market 11. Autonomy of Russian universities in the context of center-periphery relations 12. University-state relations: strong versus weak central state 13. Centralism and localism of organizational governance: governments and universities 14. Factors that increase scope for local unit autonomy 15. Financial capacity for university autonomy 16. Austerity driven financial strategies of universities 17. Relevance of institutional autonomy 18. Statement of research problems and organization of the study 19. Research strategies and methods Part III - Decentralization and Regional Autonomy in the Russian Federation 20. Introduction 21. Rationale for regional decentralisation and "regional ascendance" 22. Legal framework: conception of the state 23. Politics of central-regional relations and regional leadership 24. Regional economic discrepancies and their implications for educational provision 25. Issues of fiscal federalism 26. Conclusion Part IV - Changes in the Higher Education Sector Towards Increased Institutional Autonomy 27. Introduction 28. Context and key actors in the Russian higehr education policy 29. Between state and market: higher education reform trends 30. Factors effecting higher education today 31. Actors affected by national policy towards more institutional autonomy 32. The key areas for institutional autonomy and the current state of affairs 33. The financial challenge and some examples of university responses 34. Predicaments of institutional autonomy in higher education 35. Conclusion Part V - Case Studies of Three Universities 36. Introduction 37. St Petersburg State University 38. Novosibirsk State Technical University 39. Kemerovo State University 40. Conclusion Part VI - Discussion and Conclusions 41. Strategies of individual universitiesto enhance institutional autonomy 42. Limitations of the study and recommendations for future research 43. Principles of autonomy 44. Effects of increased university autonomy
Series Title: Studies in higher education, dissertation series.
Responsibility: Olga B. Bain.
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