St. John, E.P., Daun-Barnett, N. & Moronski-Chapman, K.N. (2018). Public Policy and Higher Education: Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and College Success. London: Routledge.
This is a second edition of this insightful book. While focused on the US and the various machinations of policy they appear to revel in, the book is really focused on competing ideological frameworks for education beyond school. For those with a strong commitment to equity and social justice as a cornerstone of higher education, this is a must read: it will help clarify why others do not accept equity as a key driver for the work of colleges and universities. In particular, deepening an understanding of neo-liberal and conservative agendas, understanding the downside of market-based approaches to higher education and exploring the legitimate and illegitimate role of the State is well handled here. These authors write well, understand the nuances of public policy. Given potential changes of policy to reflect new economic and social realities, this new edition is timely.