A paper by Nikola Baketa, Ph.D. titled “Changes in quality assurance policy at public universities in Croatia from 2001 until 2013“ was published in the journal Politička misao, 56 (1).
In the paper, the author detects and analyzes the initiators of change and key conditions that enabled or prevented the change in quality assurance policy at seven public universities in Croatia in the period from 2001 to 2013. Using qualitative methods (directed content analysis and semi-structured interviews) to follow the process of policy change, it has been established that the main motors of change are external. The main conclusion is that the institutional structure can be a prerequisite that enables actors to implement change, but that certain features of actors, such as their capacities, are necessary for policy change.
The article is available at the following link.