Universities and Social Cohesion in the European Union

  • Michael Bastedo
Keywords: Accountability, Strategic Planning, Bologna Process, Europe, Netherlands

Abstract

It has become conventional wisdom in recent years that Europe faces a daunting challenge of social cohesion in the face of increasingly hostile and radical Islamic immigrants residing in European cities. It has thus become a goal in the European Union to increase social cohesion using state programs and resources, universities among them. From a governance perspective, the top-down approach to social cohesion does not seem likely to succeed beyond its symbolic value. Instead, we must rethink governance from the bottom up.
Published
2008-05-09
How to Cite
Bastedo, M. (2008). Universities and Social Cohesion in the European Union. International Higher Education, (52). https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2008.52.8037
Section
Western European Developments