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ERIC Number: EJ808360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Analysing the Differential Impact of the Bologna Process: Theoretical Considerations on National Conditions for International Policy Convergence
Heinze, Torben; Knill, Christoph
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v56 n4 p493-510 Oct 2008
Although there is a growing interest of policy makers in higher education issues (especially on an international scale), there is still a lack of theoretically well-grounded comparative analyses of higher education policy. Even broadly discussed topics in higher education research like the potential convergence of European higher education systems in the course of the Bologna Process suffer from a thin empirical and comparative basis. This paper aims to deal with these problems by addressing theoretical questions concerning the domestic impact of the Bologna Process and the role national factors play in determining its effects on cross-national policy convergence. It develops a distinct theoretical approach for the systematic and comparative analysis of cross-national policy convergence. In doing so, it relies upon insights from related research areas--namely literature on Europeanization as well as studies dealing with cross-national policy convergence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
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