Skip to main content
Resource Details
Resource

Higher education regionalism in Europe and Southeast Asia: Comparing policy ideas

Regional cooperation in the higher education policy sector has been on the rise throughout the last decades. In this article, we compare and analyse two instances of higher education regionalisms (i.e. political projects of higher education region creation) in Europe and South-East Asia from an ideational perspective. In so doing, we engage with and challenge the diffusion argument common in both European higher education studies (‘Bologna Process export thesis’) and new comparative regionalism. Using publicly accessible documents from regional bodies active in higher education policy coordination, and 53 semi-structured interviews with key policy actors involved in these developments, we identify the policy ideas of European and South-East Asian higher education regionalisms, and consider whether the extant models of regional cooperation and the knowledge discourse affected their evolution. Our findings indicate that the ‘Bologna Process export thesis’ and the diffusion assumptions of comparative regionalism are too simplistic and misleading. We conclude with suggestions for scholars interested in new comparative regionalism.

 

 

 

Resource Details
Resource author
Meng-Hsuan Chou
Type of resource
Articles
Country
Publication Date
Language of the document
Login (0)
Themes addressed

Login or Sign up to join the conversation.

Want to add a resource ?

Don't hesitate to do so! Click the link below and start posting a new resource!