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The politics of policy resistance: reconstructing higher education in Kosovo

Bache, I. and Taylor, A. (2003) The politics of policy resistance: reconstructing higher education in Kosovo. Journal of Public Policy, 23 (3). pp. 279-300. ISSN 0143-814X


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This article considers attempts to incorporate lessons and transfer policies from Britain in the reconstruction of Higher Education in Kosovo after 1999. In doing so, it employs aspects of the lesson-drawing framework developed by Rose (1991 and 2001) and the related concepts of policy transfer and policy diffusion. Drawing on contributions from anthropology and democratization studies, we suggest development of the public policy frameworks for lesson drawing and policy transfer in circumstances characterised by asymmetric interdependence, in which the tactics and strategies of policy resistance by ‘subordinate’ recipient actors can be crucial. This article details the nature of policy resistance and sets out hypotheses for future research.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2003 Cambridge University Press. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Politics (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Assistant
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 03:38
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0143814X03003131
Status: Published
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0143814X03003131
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1572

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