Reference : The Governance of Post-Secondary Education Systems in British Columbia and Ontario: P...
Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings : Unpublished conference
Law, criminology & political science : Political science, public administration & international relations
The Governance of Post-Secondary Education Systems in British Columbia and Ontario: Path Dependence and the Provincial Policy Process
Harmsen, Robert mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Tupper, Allan mailto [University of British Columbia - UBC > Political Science]
Annual Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association
31-05-2016 to 02-06-2016
Canadian Political Science Association
University of Calgary
[en] Post-Secondary Education Policy ; Public Policy ; British Columbia ; Ontario
[en] This paper examines the coordination of post-secondary education systems by
provincial governments in British Columbia and Ontario as an area of “pure”
provincial policy-making. The argument is developed in two broad stages. First,
developments in the 1960s are examined as representing a “critical juncture” in
which differing system architectures are shown to have taken shape in response
to similar demographic pressures for a major expansion of post-secondary
provision. Second, later attempts at reform are examined, demonstrating in both
cases the relatively “sticky” character of the institutional settlements established
in the 1960s. An interlocking pattern of institutional and intra-provincial
local/regional resistance has created strong path dependent logics of
development in both provinces. The paper concludes with a discussion of recent
reform efforts in Ontario, potentially marking a new “critical juncture” in
contrast to a relative quiescence in the case of BC.
University of Luxembourg - UL
R-AGR-0330 > Global-Uni > 01/04/2013 - 31/03/2016 > HARMSEN Robert
Researchers ; Professionals

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Open access
Harmsen and Tupper PSE.pdfAuthor postprint246.49 kBView/Open

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.