European Higher Education and the Internal Market

Tensions Between European Policy and National Sovereignty

  • Cristina Sin
  • Orlanda Tavares
  • Sónia Cardoso
  • Maria J. Rosa

Part of the Issues in Higher Education book series (IHIGHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Sónia Cardoso, Maria J. Rosa, Cristina Sin, Orlanda Tavares
    Pages 1-18
  3. Dominant Political Agendas in European Higher Education

  4. Tools for European Integration in Higher Education

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Orlanda Tavares, Cristina Sin
      Pages 363-377
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 379-383

About this book


This book analyses European higher education policies and their three main drivers: the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the building of the European Higher Education Area through the Bologna Process. Central to the volume is the issue of European institutions’ intervention in higher education: building a common area for higher education in a domain protected by subsidiarity is no easy task, and one that must consider the supra-national, national and institutional levels that all play a role in policy implementation. In this volume, the editors and contributors navigate within the tensions between the establishment of an internal market on the one hand and national sovereignty on the other. This volume will surely be of interest and value to those studying and working in the area of higher education policy and understanding relationships between European institutions and member states.


Higher Education Policy Education and the Market Students as Consumers Europe and Higher Education Qualty assurance in higher education sovereignty and higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristina Sin
    • 1
  • Orlanda Tavares
    • 2
  • Sónia Cardoso
    • 3
  • Maria J. Rosa
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES)MatosinhosPortugal
  2. 2.Centre for Research in Higher Education Policy (CIPES)MatosinhosPortugal
  3. 3.Centre for Research in Higher Education Policy (CIPES)MatosinhosPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and TourismUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91880-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91881-5
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