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.
Hyper-regulation and bureaucratization of the Italian Academic System
By Giulio Vesperini