Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Higher Education in Federal Countries - Simon Marginson and Martin Carnoy The United States of America: Changes and Challenges in a Highly Decentralized System Anthony - Lising Antonio, Martin Carnoy and C Rose Nelson Canada: Provincial Responsibility, Federal Influence, and the Challenge of Coordination - Glen A Jones and Christian Noumi Australia: Benefits and Limits of the Centralized Approach - Simon Marginson Germany: Continuous Inter-governmental Negotiations - Ulrich Teichler Brazil: Problematics of the Tri-partite Federal Framework - Robert Evan Verhine and Lys M V Dantas India: The Unfulfilled Need for Cooperative Federalism - Jandhyala B. G. Tilak Mexico: Dilemmas of Federalism in a Highly Politicized and Semi-decentralized System - Imanol Ordorika, Roberto Rodriguez-Gomez and Marion Lloyd The Russian Federation: Pragmatic Centralism in a Large and Heterogeneous Country - Isak Froumin and Oleg Leshukov China: The 'Commanding Heights' Strategy Revisited - Rong Wang and Po Yang Index
Martin Carnoy is Vida Jacks Professor of Education and Economics at Stanford University, the United States. He was trained at the University of Chicago and writes on the economic value of education and the political economy of educational policy. Much of his work is comparative and international. Isak Froumin is Professor and Academic Supervisor at the Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. His current key research interests are the development of higher education systems, higher education differentiation and university and school governance. Oleg Leshukov is Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Universities Development at the Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. His current key research interests are development of regional higher education systems and national-regional relationships in governance of higher education. Simon Marginson is Professor of International Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, United Kingdom. He is also the Director of the ESEC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education and Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education. He focuses on global and international aspects of higher education, system design and education and social inequality.