Deflecting European Union Influence on National Education Policy-Making: The Case of the United Kingdom

  title={Deflecting European Union Influence on National Education Policy-Making: The Case of the United Kingdom},
  author={Nafsika Alexiadou and Bettina Lange},
  journal={Journal of European Integration},
  pages={37 - 52}
Abstract This article examines how education policies developed in the European Union (EU) through the open method of co-ordination (OMC) are received at the member state level of the United Kingdom (UK). We argue that the UK’s response to the education OMC can be understood mainly in terms of deflecting EU influence on the process and content of national education policy-making. We focus on three manifestations of deflecting EU influence on national education policies. On a level of… 

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