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Author Brøgger, Katza, author

Title Governing through standards ; the faceless masters of higher education : the Bologna process, the EU and the open method of coordination / Katja Brogger
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Educational governance research ; volume 10
Educational governance research ; v. 10
Contents Intro; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Author; Chapter 1: Introduction: It Changes Everything; Chapter Outline; Contributions; References; Chapter 2: Analyzing Education Reforms; A Philosophy of Science; Analytical Approach; Hauntology: Exploring the Agency of Absence; Matterology: Exploring the Turn to Materiality; Multisited Ethnography; The Ideological Touch of the Bologna Research; Collapsing Global Bigness and Smallness into the Social; Exploring Agency in Policy Processes Through 'Policy Borrowing'; From Diffusion to Translation; Methods and Knowledge Production
Governance Through the Open Method of CoordinationReferences; Chapter 5: The Infrastructure of the Bologna Process: Standards as Technology; Monitoring as a Standardizing Technique; The Infrastructure of the Policy Ontology: Follow-Up Mechanisms; Infrastructuring Standards; Outcome-Based Education: A New Standard for Designing the Curriculum; Outcome-Based Education Transitioning Danish Curricula; Infrastructuring Learning Outcomes: Paving the Way to Hegemony; Modules: A New Standard for Organizing the Curriculum; Modules Transitioning Danish Curricula
Infrastructuring Modules: Paving the Way to HegemonySummary: Paving the Way to Hegemony; References; Chapter 6: The Alteration of Higher Education: The Performativity of Standards; The Spectrality of the Past; Professional and Social Repositioning; Camouflage Techniques; Mimicking Compliance; Summary: Fake the Document; The Spectrality of the Future; Calculation and Acceleration of Change; Redistribution of Power and Influence; Mimicking Performance; Summary: A Borrowed Policy Is a Borrowed Desire; References; Chapter 7: Concluding Remarks: "Who Marks the Bench?"; References
Summary This book offers an empirical and theoretical account of the mode of governance that characterizes the Bologna Process. In addition, it shows how the reform materializes and is translated in everyday working life among professors and managers in higher education. It examines the so-called Open Method of Coordination as a powerful actor that uses "soft governance" to advance transnational standards in higher education. The book shows how these standards no longer serve as tools for what were once human organizational, national or international, regulators. Instead, the standards have become regulators themselves - the faceless masters of higher education. By exploring this, the book reveals the close connections between the Bologna Process and the EU regarding regulative and monitoring techniques such as standardizations and comparisons, which are carried out through the Open Method of Coordination. It suggests that the Bologna Process works as a subtle means to circumvent the EU's subsidiarity principle, making it possible to accomplish a European governance of higher education despite the fact that education falls outside EU's legislative reach. The book's research interest in translation processes, agency and power relations among policy actors positions it in studies on policy transfer, policy borrowing and globalization. However, different from conventional approaches, this study draws on additional interpretive frameworks such as new materialism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 28, 2019)
Subject Bologna process (European higher education)
Education, Higher -- International cooperation
Education, Higher -- Europe
European cooperation
Higher education and state -- Europe
Bologna process (European higher education)
Deconstructionism, Structuralism, Post-structuralism.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Education, Higher -- International cooperation.
Education, Higher.
Educational strategies & policy.
European cooperation.
Higher & further education, tertiary education.
Higher education and state.
Political structure & processes.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 303000886X