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International Assistance and State-University Relations

Bastiaens, J. International Assistance and State-University Relations. Routledge, New York, 2008. ISBN: 9-780-415-990-745. Pages: 208.

This book explores the goals, efforts and outcomes of international assistance to higher education over the past three decades and investigates how these have impacted changing state-university relations.

Focusing on the case of Indonesia, the publication explains how international aid facilitated - and at times actively encouraged - changing patterns of state-university relations from state control towards greater institutional autonomy. Based on various case studies and upon critical analysis of the relationships between international donors and domestic reformers, the study further explores how the educational system of Indonesia was able to diversify resources, generate income, and become increasingly autonomous from government.