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The Bologna Process and its Global Strategy
Motivations and External Responses

ISBN 9780367435974
Published February 10, 2020 by Routledge
148 Pages

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Book Description

This book critically reflects on the international function of the Bologna Process by exploring motivations and interests behind its ‘global strategy’ as well as how the reforms have been perceived and applied beyond Europe.

Since its initiation in 1999, the Bologna Process has evolved into an important example of regional higher education policy coordination. Now with 48 signatory states both within and outside the European Union, the Bologna reforms have pushed forward an ambitious agenda for a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and the EU specifically as it aims to consolidate its knowledge-economy. Alongside its regional focus, the Bologna Process has also promoted an international reach through its ‘global strategy’. Through this externalisation, the Bologna Process has become a point of reference for higher education internationalisation worldwide

Featuring examples of Bologna’s ‘reach’ from Oceania to North America and in between, the book offers a timely contribution to the understanding of the reform’s global influence. As a whole the contributions offer important insights to the understanding and conceptualisation of the EU’s global influence, comparative regionalism and global higher education development more broadly.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of Higher Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction: 20 Years of the Bologna Process in a Global Setting: the external dimension of the Bologna Process revisited, Manja Klemenčič

Chapter 1: The Bologna Process as a foreign policy endeavour: motivations and reactions to the externalisation of European higher education, Hannah Moscovitz and Hila Zahavi

Chapter 2: The Bologna Process: an international higher education regime, Hila Zahavi a and Yoav Friedman

Chapter 3: Researching the European Higher Education Area external effectiveness: regime complexity and interplay, Foteini Asderaki

Chapter 4: Internationalisation of higher education in a Canadian context: responses to the Bologna Process from Canadian universities, Conrad King

Chapter 5: A clash of internationalizations: New Zealand and the Bologna Process, William Shannon, Mathew Doidge and Martin Holland

Chapter 6: Higher education regionalism in Asia: what implications for Europe? Exequiel Cabanda, Ee Siong Tan and Meng-Hsuan Chou

Chapter 7: The Bologna Process in Israel as a reflection of EU-Israel relations, Hila Zahavi

Chapter 8: African higher education and the Bologna Process, Sintayehu Kassaye Alemu


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Hannah Moscovitz is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, UK. Hannah completed her PhD in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel, in 2018. Hannah previously worked as a Researcher and Head of International Projects at the Simone Veil Research Centre for Contemporary European Studies.

Hila Zahavi is the Director of the Simone Veil Research Centre for Contemporary European Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel. Her PhD research – completed in 2018 – dealt with higher education as tool in foreign policy. Currently her work is focused on EU-Israel relations, new methods of diplomacy and knowledge policies.