NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1132862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Deliberative Governance in Higher Education: The Utility of John Dryzek's Concept of Meta-Consensus
Hampton, Greg
Higher Education Review, v46 n1 p4-18 2013
A rapprochement between managerialism and collegialism has become commonplace within policy discussion on governance within higher education. Processes of deliberation within university governance are suggested as one means of fostering this apparent accord. I suggest that Dryzek's notion of meta-consensus can assist processes of deliberative governance. The concept of meta-consensus describes how disparate discourses can be acknowledged and incorporated within deliberative governance. I illustrate how a process of deliberation characterised the nature of participatory and deliberative teaching policy development within a university through reference to case studies on accommodating student equity and diversity in teaching policy and practice and organisational structure and developing consensus between teaching staff on English language proficiency development in university students.
Tyrrell Burgess Associates. 34 Sandilands, Croydon, CRO 5DB, UK. Tel: +44-2086-561770; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A