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

Facundo Solanas

Abstract


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.

Keywords


MERCOSUR, public policies, higher education, university accreditation



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v17n20.2009

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