The Bologna Process: Between Democracy and Bureaucracy

Haukland, L.

Abstract:
The Bologna Process was aimed at making a Europe of Knowledge possible, but the standardization following the development of the EHEA challenged its democratic values. The diminishing of the ideal of Humboldt and democratic values seems to be the price paid in order to build a uniform market of education in Europe. This article examines how the Bologna Process affected the university process at the University of Nordland, one of the youngest universities in Europe. Weber’s remark on the bureaucratization of education is used as a tool to reveal the ratio between democracy and bureaucracy in the process of establishing EHEA 1999–2010.

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  • Haukland, L., (2014). The Bologna Process: Between Democracy and Bureaucracy. International Journal of Social Sciences, III(3), pp. 12-29.

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