Universities and the Europe of Knowledge

Ideas, Institutions and Policy Entrepreneurship in European Union Higher Education Policy, 1955–2005

  • Anne Corbett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Universities and the Europe of Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anne Corbett
      Pages 3-22
  3. The Creation and Development of an EC Higher Education Policy

  4. The Europe of Knowledge — Why the Idea Recurs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Anne Corbett
      Pages 188-191
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-268

About this book


This is a story of the EC at work over 50 years, seen from the perspective of a developing European higher education policy. The book provides a rich background narrative to current strategic efforts to develop the Europe of Knowledge, and to the Bologna Process. Its analytic interest in ideas and individual 'policy entrepreneurs' underpins the story and advances understanding of the EU policy process and of the phenomenon of policy entrepreneurship.


Bologna process education education policy European Union European Union (EU) Government higher education university

Authors and affiliations

  • Anne Corbett
    • 1
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Institute of ManagementLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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