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Standardising Europe

The Bologna Process and new modes of governing

Andreas Fejes

This article explores how the discourses of the Bologna Process have been accepted and adopted as the dominating ones in European higher education. It consists of a governmentality and discourse analysis inspired by Foucault and based on selected European and Swedish policy documents. The aims of the analysis are to illustrate how governing operates discursively and how it is legitimized, to identify what subjectivities are being shaped and fostered and to de-stabilise the taken-for-granted ideas of the present and so contribute to a space for reflection on how governing and power operate in higher education today.

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Barbara Grant and Penny Welch

kind described by Nielsen. Interpreting their experiences through Michel Foucault’s ideas of the technologies of domination and of the self, I came to understand ‘the student’ as a site of competing subjectivities. (Interestingly, back in the early 1990

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Jeroen Huisman

connected to sociological thinking, for example to the work of founding fathers of sociology like Weber and Durkheim, but also to more recent sociological theory of Bauman, Habermas, Bourdieu and Giddens. Interestingly, references to Foucault are missing

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Hans Karl Peterlini and Mary Brydon-Miller

and urgent to all discussions of power, leadership, and belief’ (p. 8). Ranging across the history of philosophical and political thought, in the first part of his book Leitch develops archaeology of authority à la Foucault. This leads him back to

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Inside the global teaching machine

MOOCs, academic labour and the future of the university

Michael A. Peters

categories and ways of thinking. On the one hand, they call into question some fundamentals of ‘free market’ economics in ways that can be fruitfully reconsidered in the light of Michel Foucault’s genealogy of neoliberal governmentality. On the other hand

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Jacqui Close

reinforces that otherness. Denise made the important observation that difference is carried on the body ( Butler 1993 ; Elias 1982 ; Foucault 1978 ; Wacquant 2004 ). Her age, she suggested, was an important factor in her experience at university, at

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Eli Thorkelson, Guy Redden, Christopher Newfield, Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich, and Marie-Pierre Moreau

argues that the stress on the national matriculation tests in South Africa prevents educational culture that addresses the diverse needs of students. In the most theoretical chapter in the volume, with reference to Denmark, Kousholt and Hamre use Foucault

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Student engagement in the management of accelerated change

Anthropological reflections on ‘Project 2012’ and The Offer

Anselma Gallinat

, no. 3 : 70 – 73 . Hann , C.M. (ed.) ( 1994 ) When History Accelerates: Essays on Rapid Social Change, Complexity, Creativity , London : Athlone Press . Inda , J.X. ( 2005 ) Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality and Life