The ‘Regulatory State’ in Higher Education: Assuring Quality through New Modalities of Control in Brazil
journal contributionposted on 23.05.2021, 21:48 by Flavia de Mattos DonadelliFlavia de Mattos Donadelli
The Brazilian Higher Education (HE) sector, following a global trend of rapid transformation, has undergone marked changes over the past two decades. These changes have involved the design of quality assurance tools as instruments for regulatory governance. In presenting an overview of the recent history and characteristics of quality assurance in the Brazilian HE sector, this paper contextualises the Brazilian experience according to broader conceptual frameworks and discusses how and why regulatory governance in this sector has so radically changed.