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Spelar geografi roll?: En studie av Bolognaprocessen ur ett policy transferperspektiv
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
Does Geography Matter? : A study of the Bologna Process from a Policy Transfer Perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Does Geography Matter? A Study of the Bologna Process from a Policy Transfer Perspective.

Essay in Political Science (D-level) at Karlstad’s University by Beatrice Högå, Spring 2007

Tutor: Susan Marton

The purpose of this essay is to generally see how theories of policy transfer can help us to better understand the process through which the Bologna Process is being spread throughout Europe, and to specially see if geographic placement, i.e. in the heart of Europe, plays a role in how well and how fast the Bologna Process is implemented.

To be able to answer the purpose, I have used Evans and Davies theoretical model on policy transfer network to describe the Bologna Process. Furthermore, Sweden and France are the countries being examined when they differ on the independent variable. From there, I have applied an analytical tool, namely process tracing, to examine whether there are differences in the two countries’ work with the implementation of the Bologna Process.

I have designed six specific research questions:

Have France performed more extensive work than Sweden when it comes to implement the two-cycle system?

Have France performed this work earlier?

Have France performed more extensive work than Sweden when it comes to recognize awards and periods of study?

Have France performed this work earlier?

Have France performed more extensive work than Sweden when it comes to quality assurance?

Have France performed this work earlier?

After applying the analytical tool to be able to answers these research questions, the answer to the general question Does geographic placement, i.e. in the heart of Europe, play a role in how well and how fast the Bologna Process is implemented? is negative. In this case, there are no unambiguous results to support that idea.

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2007. , p. 80
Keywords [sv]
Bolognaprocessen, policy transfer
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-1145OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-1145DiVA, id: diva2:4941
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2007-08-28
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