'The comprises chapters from 22 contributers ranging from theoretical pieces defining concepts to detailed studies based on empirical research. The underlying currants of change which are held to influence the diverse relationships between HE and the state; the blurring of the boundaries between the state and the market, (between public and private sectors); massification and the ensuing diversification of HE and changing assumptions about the production of knowledge and the role played in this by institutions. Overall the book provides a varied and useful investigation into the relationship of Higher Education and the State. The papers are accessible to those without prior knowledge of the debates and relevant to a wide range of readers.'-The ACU Bulletin
About the Author
Mary Henkel is Reader in the Department of Government at Brunel University. Brenda Little is Projects and Development Officer with the Open University's Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (QSC).