The politics of constructing (a competitive) Europe(an) through internationalising higher education: strategies, structures, subjects

SL Robertson

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Abstract

"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
Translated title of the contributionThe politics of constructing (a competitive) Europe(an) through internationalising higher education: strategies, structures, subjects
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29 - 44
Number of pages16
JournalPerspectives in Education
Volume24(4)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa

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