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Higher Education Policy Convergence and the Bologna Process

A Cross-National Study


Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eva Maria Vögtle
    Pages 1-8
  3. Eva Maria Vögtle
    Pages 26-56
  4. Eva Maria Vögtle
    Pages 57-88
  5. Eva Maria Vögtle
    Pages 89-113
  6. Eva Maria Vögtle
    Pages 114-138
  7. Eva Maria Vögtle
    Pages 139-171
  8. Eva Maria Vögtle
    Pages 172-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-229

About this book


What are the principal drivers of recent higher education reforms? This study investigates whether the soft governance mechanism of transnational communication has evoked cross-national policy harmonization. Results suggest that the Bologna Process has triggered substantial policy harmonization beyond general policy convergence.


Bologna Bologna process communication education education policy education reform Governance higher education Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung Policy reforms research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.German Centre for Higher Education and Science ResearchHannoverGermany

About the authors

Eva Maria Vögtle is a Researcher at the German Centre for Higher Education and Science Research (DZHW), Germany.

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