Hyper-regulation and bureaucratization of the Italian Academic System

By Giulio Vesperini

The extremely rapid pace of the regulatory innovations on matters concerning universities makes it difficult to properly systematize the relevant principles, rules and regulations. There are, however, a number of problems with its development. This study discusses two of these problems: hyper-regulation and bureaucratization. We will provide data showing the extent of each of these problems, discuss their consequences, and finally propose some possible explanations for their origin.