This book contains a number of cross-national analyses of policies and policy-processes regarding higher education. Design, dynamics and outcomes of a variety of policies are studied at both the national and the institutional level. The theoretical perspectives on which the empirical studies are mainly based are founded in public administration, political science, economics, and sociology. Comparisons are made within Europe, and between Europe, the United States and Australia. Next to comparative insights in higher education policy, the book also offers up-to-date and comparable information on these higher education systems. The book is highly relevant for administrators, policy-makers, researchers and students in the field of higher education. In addition, it offers a wealth of information for everyone interested in the application of policy-analysis in general.