MERCOSUR’s Influence on Higher Education: An analysis from the “Mercosurización” of public policies

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Different processes like the internationalization, globalization, mercantilization of the higher education, added to the regional blocks construction as the MERCOSUR, have brought about important transformations on countries members’ university systems. The article purpose is to analyze the institutional changes caused by the beginning of the MERCOSUR on university’s systems of each of the four States block’s founders as well as the first two associates ones. Therefore, abundant existing Literature on the matter of “europeanization of public policies” are taken into account, in addition to selected investigation tracks, based on a set of interviews carried out within the framework of another study and different documentary sources.


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Solanas, F. (2009). MERCOSUR’s Influence on Higher Education: An analysis from the “Mercosurización” of public policies. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 17, 20.
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Facundo Solanas, Instituto de Investigaciones Gino Germani Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, UBA

Facundo Solanas es Investigador del CONICET y del Instituto de
Investigaciones Gino Germani de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Es Licenciado en Ciencia Política, Doctor en Ciencias Sociales y docente de esa misma Universidad y Master (DEA) en Gobierno y sociología de la acción pública de la Universidad de Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne. Se especializa en políticas públicas y procesos de integración regional y cuenta con experiencia en la gestión pública.