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Financing higher education: lessons from the UK debate

Barr, Nicholas ORCID: 0000-0002-5325-2055 (2003) Financing higher education: lessons from the UK debate. Political Quarterly, 74 (3). pp. 371-381. ISSN 0032-3179

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1467-923X.00546


Though directly an assessment of the 2003 White Paper on higher education in England and Wales, this paper offers analysis and strategic conclusions that apply to all advanced countries. After introductory discussion, successive sections weigh up current arrangements (generally unfavourably), assess the White Paper strategy (generally favourably), and discuss the follow-up actions necessary to ensure that the strategy works. A concluding section stresses political leadership, portrays two contrasting futures, and summarises broader lessons for policy design.

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Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:10

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