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Effect of 'fragmentation' of the Chinese Government's administration on university disciplinary construction and its governance


Wu, Z and Zhang, J, Effect of 'fragmentation' of the Chinese Government's administration on university disciplinary construction and its governance, China Higher Education Research, 2012, (7) pp. 30-34. ISSN 1004-3667 (2012) [Refereed Article]


The Chinese government introduces the concept of New Public Management (NPM) and actively involves itself in university disciplinary construction though policies help, information services, financial support and so on, so that it undoubtedly contributes to the development of university disciplines. However, the Chinese government intervention on university disciplinary construction has also brought an issue on the "fragmentation" of the government's administration, which represents repeated policies items, overlapped platforms and duplicated projects. These unfavourable performance directly cause the chaos presented, like the marginalization of non-key disciplines, alienation of teachers' values and research acts, loss of the disciplinary autonomy and the absence of subjectivity, disciplinary input mismatching its output. Governing the effect of "fragmentation" of the Chinese government's administration on university disciplinary construction should establish a collaborative concept, create Whole of Government administration model, frame buffer organization of the Chinese government and universities to change the status of direct government administration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:government's administration; "fragmentation"; university disciplinary construction; Whole of Government; intermediary organizations
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wu, Z (Dr Amanda Wu)
ID Code:120028
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2017-08-08
Last Modified:2017-08-16

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