Building the Kwledge Ecomy in Europe investigates the dynamics of emerging kwledge policy domains on the European political agenda, and the dynamics of this in relation to kwledge policies. This volume brings together leading experts who address the two central pillars of the 'Europe of Kwledge', research and higher education, to reveal the vertical, horizontal and sequential tensions in European kwledge governance This book is the first comparative volume on European research and higher education policies. The chapters cover topics such as the idea of the European Research Area, sustainability of the Bologna Process, institution building for a Europe of Kwledge, domestic impact of EU level initiatives, and the role of the crisis in the European Higher Education Area. It accounts for the creation of key institutions administering EU funding and addresses the core issues of European integration in the kwledge domains. This thought provoking book will engage academic readers interested in European integration analysed from general political science, administrative science, organization theory perspectives as well as in higher education and science studies. National policy-makers, European policy-makers and practitioners will also find much policy-relevant content, particularly because the European Research Area is formally scheduled to be completed by 2014.
Edited by Meng-Hsuan Chou, NTU, Singapore and Ase Gornitzka, University of Oslo, Norway