Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Italian welfare state in a European perspectiveA comparative analysis$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ugo Ascoli and Emmanuele Pavolini

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447316886

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447316886.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM POLICY PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.policypress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Policy Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PPSO for personal use.date: 29 May 2020

Higher education, between conservatism and permanent reform

Higher education, between conservatism and permanent reform

Chapter:
(p.207) Eight Higher education, between conservatism and permanent reform
Source:
The Italian welfare state in a European perspective
Author(s):

Gabriele Ballarino

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447316886.003.0008

This chapter describes and discusses the main features of the Italian Higher Education System (henceforth HES) as a part of the welfare state. First, its main features are described: relatively low participation; very limited differentiation; strong power of the “academic oligarchy”. Second, the succession of reforms of the previous 25 years is discussed as the product of the interplay between social and economic modernization and the backwards features of the system. Third, the behaviour of the major actors of the system is presented, with particular attention to the professors and the discussions concerning evaluation and the definition of research quality. Fourth, the main outcomes in terms of social inequality are analyzed.

Keywords:   higher education policies, higher education system, evaluation in higher education, inequality in access to higher education, university professors, welfare state, Italy

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.