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This chapter presents the main arguments and the outline of the book. Higher education and innovation policies have become central aspects in national economic competitiveness and are increasingly measured by global rankings. We explore the dynamics of field development in global knowledge production, where new indicators emerge steadily. The book analyzes the evolution of global knowledge governance in prominent policy domains where rankings have been used: We observe the fragmentation of rankings and indicators in higher education, economic competitiveness, innovation, and good governance. This is caused by new indicator sets and actors entering the field of global ranking. However, the fragmentation of rankings has further deepened the field structuration of global ranking.
KeywordsKnowledge Governance Global Ranking Economic Competitiveness National Knowledge Production Higher Education
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