Opportunity, Presence and Entrepreneurship: Why the EU Acts Externally on Higher Education

Schunz, Simon, Gerards, Carsten and Damro, Chad, (2021). Opportunity, Presence and Entrepreneurship: Why the EU Acts Externally on Higher Education. Journal of Common Market Studies, 60(5), 1237-1254

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    Author Schunz, Simon
    Gerards, Carsten
    Damro, Chad
    Title Opportunity, Presence and Entrepreneurship: Why the EU Acts Externally on Higher Education
    Appearing in Journal of Common Market Studies
    Volume 60
    Issue No. 5
    Publication Date 2021-03-15
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Wiley Online Library
    Start page 1237
    End page 1254
    Language eng
    Abstract In recent times, the European Union’s external engagement has expanded in originally internal policy areas. This process is particularly intriguing in areas where the EU possesses only supplementary competences. Examining the case of EU higher education policy, this contribution sets out to understand and explain EU external engagement in such areas. To this end, it employs an explanatory framework that argues that EU external action emerges when a structural policy window of external ‘opportunity’ and domestic ‘presence’ opens, which is exploited by ‘policy entrepreneurs’. The contribution compares two pillars of EU higher education policy – the Tempus and Erasmus Mundus programmes – which it sets in relation to the emergence of external action in other EU higher education initiatives. Offering an explanation of why the EU engages externally in higher education, the contribution concludes by discussing the broader generalizability of its findings.
    Copyright Holder University Association for Contemporary European Studies and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12532
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