State regulation and the challenges of the growth of higher education mercantilization

Considering the introduction of a bill in the National Congress which proposes the creation of Insaes - National Institute for Higher Education Supervision and Evaluation -, this article questions, first of all, the public character of State regulation regarding higher education in general, to the detriment of the actual institutional evaluation. Then, it shows the fast-growing and arguable mercantilization of such level of education, especially emphasizing the challenges imposed by such fact on the public State regulation. In order to answer the main questions raised during the problematization of the theme, this article will examine concepts such as state, public, private, private/mercantile, regulation, regulating offices, and higher education regulation, or supervision and evaluation.

Regulation; State regulation; Higher education regulation; Higher education mercantilization

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