The Power of the Purse: Supranational Entrepreneurship, Financial Incentives, and European Higher Education Policy

@inproceedings{Batory2011ThePO,
  title={The Power of the Purse: Supranational Entrepreneurship, Financial Incentives, and European Higher Education Policy},
  author={Agnes Batory and Nicole Lindstrom},
  year={2011}
}
This article shows how the European Commission cultivates policy shifts toward a particular idea of a common European Higher Education Area by using its considerable financial leverage. By making European Union (EU) funding dependent on grant recipients meeting certain strategically selected conditions, the Commission creates new incentive structures for domestic actors, in this case higher education institutions (HEIs), with two important consequences. First, the Commission turns universities… CONTINUE READING