International policies for higher education and their national variants: reconciling equality and marketisation in national policy texts

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This chapter draws on the international higher education literature to present some of the common and contrasting themes around marketisation and equality, as well as some of the contextual specifics which may be dictating policy and practice. It draws on an analysis policy documents from four Anglophone countries – Australia, New Zealand, The Republic of Ireland and England – to illustrate the interplay between international and national priorities and to highlight the commonalities and contrasts in the way different national governments express marketising and equality aims.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquality and Differentiation in Marketised Higher Education: a new level playing field?
EditorsMarion Bowl, Colin McCaig, Jonathan Hughes
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Feb 2018