Globalisation, education policy and the Bologna Process: Interlocking and dependency discourses



This article traces the interconnection of the Bologna Process (BP) and the globalisation discourses which introduce a generic policy ensemble in European Higher Education (EHE).  The two discourses appear as imbricated within an ideological understanding of the policy discourse. I explore similarities and controversies between the two discourses focusing particularly on knowledge economy driven policies and trends in higher education. Finally, I suggest that the high level of intertextuality between the globalisation and the discourses in their discursive construction permits us to consider them as interlocking and dependency discourses.


Bologna Process, globalisation, policy ensemble, higher education, discourse

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Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair
ISSN: 2241-9152

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