Universities and Social Cohesion in the European Union

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


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.
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
Western European Developments