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ERIC Number: EJ766045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
The Politics of Constructing (A Competitive) Europe(an) through Internationalising Higher Education: Strategy, Structures, Subjects
Robertson, Susan
Perspectives in Education, v24 n4 p29-43 Dec 2006
"Europe's" approach to internationalising higher education is a multi-facetted set of political strategies that, over time, has become more complex as an array of European-level actors, and most importantly the European Commission, respond to pressures in the regional and global economies. In this article I explore this complexity, suggesting that Europe's inter/nationalizing of higher education is a long standing set of projects: culturally--to contribute to the construction of Europe as a distinctive entity; economically--to construct a competitive Europe; and, politically--to locate greater power at the supranational scale that would enable European-level actors more control over regional and global affairs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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