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Multi-level multi-actor and multi-issue governance processes, primarily in the knowledge policy domains (higher education and research).
Specifically interested in the role of European stakeholder organizations in interest intermediation and policy transfer across governance levels, as well as the relationship between policy coordination and policy convergence.

Books
  • de Boer, Harry; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Westerheijden, Don F. 2017. Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education. Processes and Outcomes. Palgrave Macmillan. 303 pages. ISBN: 978-3-319-42236-7.
  • Brankovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 278 pages. ISBN: 978-3-631-64148-4.
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Maassen, Peter; Nerland, Monika; Pinheiro, Romulo; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vabø, Agnete. 2012. Effects of Higher Education Reforms: Change Dynamics. Sense Publishers. 310 pages. ISBN: 978-94-6209-015-6.
Journal articles
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Birkholz, Julie M.; Brankovic, Jelena. 2019. Is the Europe of Knowledge the talk of the town? Exploring how members of the European Parliament refer to higher education. European Journal of Education. 54: 103-116. doi: 10.1111/ejed.12329
  • Fumasoli, Tatiana; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vukasovic, Martina. 2018. Tackling the multi-actor and multi-level complexity of European governance of knowledge: Transnational actors in focus. European Educational Research Journal. 17: 325-334. doi: 10.1177/1474904117742763
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Vukasovic, Martina; Steinhardt, Isabel. 2018. Higher education policy dynamics in turbulent times – access to higher education for refugees in Europe. Studies in Higher Education. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2018.1525697
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Stensaker, Bjørn. 2018. University alliances in the Europe of knowledge: Positions, agendas and practices in policy processes. European Educational Research Journal. 17: 349-364. doi: 10.1177/1474904117724572
  • Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Jungblut, Jens; Ravinet, Pauline; Vukasovic, Martina. 2017. Higher Education Governance and Policy: An Introduction to Multi-issue, Multi-level, and Multi-actor Dynamics. Policy & Society: Journal of public, foreign and global policy. 36: 1-15. doi: 10.1080/14494035.2017.1287999
  • Jungblut, Jens; Vukasovic, Martina. 2017. Not all markets are created equal: Re-conceptualizing market elements in higher education. Higher Education. 75: 855-870. doi: 10.1007/s10734-017-0174-5
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2017. Stakeholder organizations in the European higher education area: exploring transnational policy dynamic. Policy & Society: Journal of public, foreign and global policy. 36: 109-126. doi: 10.1080/14494035.2017.1286741
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Huisman, Jeroen. 2017. Europeanization, cross-national policy transfer or opportunism of domestic policy entrepreneurs? A comparative study of impact of European initiatives in higher education. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 20: 269-287. doi: 10.1080/13876988.2017.1320132
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2015. Concluding comments: when international, European and domestic influences collide. European Journal of Higher Education. 5: 96-106. doi: 10.1080/21568235.2014.977317
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. When and how does Europe matter? Higher education policy change in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. Higher Education Policy. 27: 403-423. doi: 10.1057/hep.2013.36
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. Institutionalisation of internal quality assurance: focusing on institutional work and the significance of disciplinary differences. Quality in Higher Education. 20: 44-63. doi: 10.1080/13538322.2014.889430
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. Universities and Public Contestation during Social and Political Crises: Belgrade University in the 1990s. PS: Political Science and Politics. 47: 44-63. doi: 10.1017/S1049096514000730
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Vukasovic, Martina. 2013. And Now for Something Completely Different? Re-Examining Hybrid Steering Approaches in Higher Education. Higher Education Policy. 26: 447-461. doi: 10.1057/hep.2013.28
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2013. Change of higher education in response to European pressures: Conceptualization and operationalization of Europeanization of higher education. Higher Education. 66: 311-324. doi: 10.1007/s10734-012-9606-4
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2011. Mechanisms of Change in Higher Education Institutions. Leadership and Governance in Higher Education. Handbook for Decision-makers and Administrators.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2011. Governance of Higher Education in the Countries and Territories of Former Yugoslavia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Kosovo. Leadership and Governance in Higher Education. Handbook for Decision-makers and Administrators.
Reports and theses
  • Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Vukasovic, Martina. 2013. Quest for Quality for Students. Survey on students' perspectives. The European Students' Union, Brussels. 117 pages.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2012. European integration in higher education in the Western Balkan countries (WBC): A review of literature. Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo, Oslo. 45 pages.
  • Elken, Mari; Gornitzka, Åse; Maassen, Peter; Vukasovic, Martina. 2011. European integration and the transformation of higher education. Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo, Oslo. 57 pages.
Book sections
  • Jungblut, Jens; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vukasovic, Martina. 2018. What kind of quality assurance leads to improved performance and accountability? The views of European students. 24, pages 321-331. In:
    • Hazelkorn, Ellen; Coates, Hamish; McCormick, Alexander C. 2018. Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education. Edward Elgar Publishing. 616 pages. ISBN: 978 1 78536 974 2.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2018. European level policy dynamics in higher education. 34, pages 373-379. In:
    • Zahariadis, Nikolaos; Buonanno, Laurie. 2018. The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. Taylor & Francis. 390 pages. ISBN: 9781138927339.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2018. Stakeholder organizations and multi-level governance of higher education. 23, pages 413-430. In:
    • Cantwell, Brendan; Coates, Hamish; King, Roger. 2018. Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education. Edward Elgar Publishing. 560 pages. ISBN: 978 1 78643 501 9.
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Jungblut, Jens Patrick Wilhelm; Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Elken, Mari; Ravinet, Pauline. 2018. Multi-level, Multi-actor and Multi-issue Dimensions of Governance of the European Higher Education Area, and Beyond. 19, pages 321-334. In:
    • Curaj, Adrian; Deca, Ligia; Pricopie, Remus. 2018. European Higher Education Area: The Impact of Past and Future Policies. Springer Nature. 721 pages. ISBN: 978-3-319-77407-7.
  • Brankovic, Jelena; Vukasovic, Martina. 2017. Partial horizontal differentiation in Croatian higher education: How ideas, institutions and interests affect the policy process. 3, pages 53-74. In:
    • de Boer, Harry; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Westerheijden, Don F. 2017. Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education. Processes and Outcomes. Palgrave Macmillan. 303 pages. ISBN: 978-3-319-42236-7.
  • De Boer, Harry; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Westerheijden, Don F. 2017. Structural reform in European higher education: concluding reflections. 13, pages 269-287. In:
    • de Boer, Harry; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Westerheijden, Don F. 2017. Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education. Processes and Outcomes. Palgrave Macmillan. 303 pages. ISBN: 978-3-319-42236-7.
  • De Boer, Harry; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Westerheijden, Don F. 2017. Structural reform in higher education: An introduction. 1, pages 1-28. In:
    • de Boer, Harry; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Westerheijden, Don F. 2017. Policy Analysis of Structural Reforms in Higher Education. Processes and Outcomes. Palgrave Macmillan. 303 pages. ISBN: 978-3-319-42236-7.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2016. Contestation over integration and autonomy of universities in the former Yugoslavia: how global and European ideas are used in domestic politics. 6, pages 111-129. In:
    • Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Kamola, Isaac; Pietsch, Tamson. 2016. The Transnational Politics of Higher Education: Contesting the Global / Transforming the Local. Taylor & Francis. 200 pages. ISBN: 9781138840331.
  • Elken, Mari; Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. Dynamics of voluntary coordination: actors and networks in the Bologna Process. 6, pages 131-159. In:
    • Chou, Meng-Hsuan; Gornitzka, Åse. 2014. Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe: New Constellations in European Research and Higher Education Governance. Edward Elgar Publishing. 252 pages. ISBN: 978 1 78254 528 6.
  • Stensaker, Bjørn; Brancovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter; Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. Epilogue. Chapter, pages 271-274. In:
    • Brankovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 278 pages. ISBN: 978-3-631-64148-4.
  • Stensaker, Bjørn; Brancovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter; Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. Introduction. Chapter, pages 9-18. In:
    • Brankovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 278 pages. ISBN: 978-3-631-64148-4.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. Quality assurance in Croatia and Serbia: Analysis of Changes of Policy and Internal Organizational Practices. 8, pages 197-220. In:
    • Brankovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 278 pages. ISBN: 978-3-631-64148-4.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. How Can and How Does Europe Matter? 2, pages 19-60. In:
    • Brankovic, Jelena; Kovacevic, Maja; Maassen, Peter; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vukasovic, Martina. 2014. The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The Interplay between European Ideas, Domestic Policies, and Institutional Practices. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 278 pages. ISBN: 978-3-631-64148-4.
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Elken, Mari. 2013. Higher education policy dynamics in a multi-level governance context: Comparative study of four post-Communist countries. 12, pages 261-286. In:
    • Zgaga, Pavel; Teichler, Ulrich; Brennan, John. 2013. The Globalisation Challenge for European Higher Education: Convergence and Diversity, Centres and Peripheries. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 385 pages. ISBN: 978-3-631-63908-5.
  • Maassen, Peter; Nerland, Monika; Pinheiro, Romulo; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vabø, Agnete; Vukasovic, Martina. 2012. Change Dynamics and Education Reforms: Effects on Education, Research, Governance and Academic Profession. Chapter 1, pages 1-20. In:
    • Vukasovic, Martina; Maassen, Peter; Nerland, Monika; Pinheiro, Romulo; Stensaker, Bjørn; Vabø, Agnete. 2012. Effects of Higher Education Reforms: Change Dynamics. Sense Publishers. 310 pages. ISBN: 978-94-6209-015-6.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2012. Europeanization of the Education Function of Universities: Preliminary Comparison of Norway and Poland. 8, pages 209-226. In:
    • Kwiek, Marek; Maassen, Peter. 2012. National Higher Education Reforms in a European Context: Comparative Reflections on Poland and Norway. Peter Lang Publishing Group. 242 pages. ISBN: 3631638086.
  • Davies, John L.; Vukasovic, Martina. 2010. Strategic Planning and Policy Formation. 7, pages 77-92. In:
    • Huisman, Jeroen; Pausits, Attila. 2010. Higher Education Management and Development: Compendium for Managers. Waxmann Verlag. 231 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8309-2286-5.
  • Vukasovic, Martina. 2010. Finance and Public Accountability. 9, pages 107-116. In:
    • Huisman, Jeroen; Pausits, Attila. 2010. Higher Education Management and Development: Compendium for Managers. Waxmann Verlag. 231 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8309-2286-5.
  • Vukasovic, Martina; Sarrico, Claudia. 2010. INEQUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Definitions, Measurements, Inferences. The Serbian Case. 1, pages 1-16. In:
    • Goastellec, Gaele. 2010. Understanding Inequalities in, through and by Higher Education. Sense Publishers. 156 pages. ISBN: 978-94-6091-306-8.

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