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Author Barrett, Beverly, author.

Title Globalization and change in higher education : the political economy of policy reform in Europe / Beverly Barrett.

Published Cham, Switzerland : This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxvii, 324 pages)
Series Springer Education eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Background on Higher Education Policy in Europe -- Institutions and Ideas : The Political, Economic, and Social Context for the Bologna Process -- Historical Institutionalism and Change in Higher Education -- The Dual Roles of Higher Education Institutions in the Knowledge Economy -- The Context for Higher Education Attainment: A Quantitative Assessment -- Portugal : Political Economy Explanations for Centralized Reforms -- Spain : Political Economy Explanations for Decentralized Reforms -- The Role of Stakeholders in Internationalization in Spain -- Lessons for the Future of the Bologna Process and the Internationalization of Higher Education.
Summary This book sets out political economy explanations for higher education policy reform in Europe in the initial decades of the 21st century. With a sustained focus on the national level of policy implementation, institutional change is considered in relationship to broader trends in economic development and globalization. Since the concept of a "Europe of Knowledge" was presented by the European Commission in 1997, the pursuit of global competitiveness sets the context for the international initiative of the Bologna Process that has created the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Growing from 29 to 48 participating countries, there are three core explanations for change in the policy process: globalization (economic), intergovernmentalism (political), and Europeanization (social). As part of multi-method research analysis, this book presents qualitative case studies on Portugal and Spain to consider points of comparison, including national governance history and modernization of higher education institutions. The structure of government in these countries affects the policy reforms. Ultimately, the Bologna Process serves as a model for integration of higher education reform in other world regions. This book is essential reading for students, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of education, economics, and public policy.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Bologna process (European higher education)
Education, Higher -- Europe.
Education and state -- Europe.
Educational change -- Europe.
Comparative education.
School management and organization.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319523682 (electronic bk.)
3319523686 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-52368-2