26 November 2017

New book chapter: the EU’s external engagement in HE

Dr Ludovic Highman has written a chapter entitled ‘The EU’s external engagement in higher education: Externalizing the Bologna Process’, in a new book, The European Union’s Evolving External Engagement: Towards New Sectoral Diplomacies?

The book addresses the EU’s potential to become a more joined-up global actor in its external engagement.

It examines three clusters of policies: EU internal sectoral and cross-cutting policies with long-standing external engagement, those which have been undergoing considerable change, and originally internal policies whose external dimensions are comparatively more recent.

It identifies key explanatory factors for the emergence of (certain forms of) EU external engagement and identifies patterns of the evolving relations between EU internal and external sectoral policies. As such, the book examines and assesses exciting new empirical and theoretical research avenues into European integration studies and offers insights into the extent to which the EU may be considered a more joined-up global actor developing sectoral diplomacies.