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Introduction: How Does European Harmonisation Affect Political Science?


The contributions to this symposium document what has been happening in European politics in relation to the Bologna Process and the European Commission, focusing on the question of how harmonization is affecting political science. The contributions should send an alarm signal to political scientists about the effects of this process and its politics on their discipline. The introduction examines the main global and European developments and their more visible implications. The Symposium focuses on political science, although the Bologna Process does not differentiate between disciplines, Brussels treating political science as part of the broader category of ‘SSH’ (Social Sciences and Humanities).

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reinalda, b. Introduction: How Does European Harmonisation Affect Political Science?. Eur Polit Sci 12, 409–414 (2013).

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  • international education market
  • Bologna Process
  • European Higher Education Area
  • European Research Area
  • social sciences and the humanities