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Vol. 16 No. 1 (Autumn, 2000)
Higher education is poised to become one of the biggest and most lucrative industries in the new knowledge economy. Can Australia’s universities adapt and change without sacrificing academic freedom?
Was Hayek really a ‘minimal’ state theorist? After all, he thought that we needed the state, not only as a protector but also as a provider of ‘public goods’. This turns out to be somewhat problematic, as it could generate outcomes of which he would not approve.
Boys are falling behind at school at alarming rates while girls continue to improve. What is causing this gender gap? Has the promotion of gender equity in school education gone too far? What can be done to redress the balance?
To survive in the increasingly competitive higher education sector, Australian universities must either ‘change or die’. Instead they seem paralysed, most notably by a funding crisis. What is to be done?
Higher education is confronting changes that amount to nothing short of revolution. How the Australian higher education system works; why universities will be forced to change and what the Australian higher education system will look like in the future.
Tocqueville: A Biography by Andre Jardin (John Hopkins University Press, 1998.)
Three Bert Kelly Lectures on higher education reform.
Since the Asian crisis, analysis of how markets and the institutions that govern them operate has become the focus of policy agendas in the region. This article examines the root cause of the Asian crisis and looks at how new market systems are being formed.
Encouraging Knowledge-Intensive Industries: What Australia Can Draw From the Industrial Upgrading Experiences of Taiwan and Singapore by J.A. Mathews (Australian Business Foundation Ltd, 1999.)
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