A Public Management Analysis
P e t e r L a n g Doctoral EDucation’s rEform in switzErlanD anD norway L u k a s B a s c h u n g D o c to r a l E D u c a tio n ’s r E f o r m in s w itz E r l a n D a n D n o r w a y Lu k a s B a s c h u n g IsBn 978-3-03431-262-2 w w w. p e t e r l a n g . c o m s ince the beginning of the 21st century, doctoral edu-cation has gained an increasingly important place on the reform agenda of higher education institu-tions and also at national and european policy levels. By paying particular attention to the characteristics and role of recently emerged Doctoral and Research Schools, this book examines on a broad empirical basis what this reform consists of in two small but scientifically and economically successful countries – Switzerland and Nor- way. this reform also raises the question to what extent power shifts take place regarding the doctoral process. thus, does the “thesis director” lose his or her power at the expense of other actors ? Observed shifts are char- acterised through components of varying Public Management Narratives. In order to consider existing variety, case studies have been chosen on the basis of four variables – type of national political system, size and type of higher education institution and type of scientific...
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