Instruments, Institutions and Architectures of Normative Power

Comparative Politics
Public Policy
Higher Education
State Power
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Mitchell Young
Charles University in Prague

This panel focuses on how normative power is shaping higher education and science policy environments in Europe and beyond. Looking at the instruments, institutions and architectures of policy and organizations, these papers share a focus on re-examining the idea of normative power. The papers look comparatively at cases from Europe, South America, Russia and Central Asia, and China. They raise questions about how norms are translated across policies and countries, how isomorphic processes occur, the use of soft power, and how paradigms like 'grand challenges' do or do not make their way into actual national policy changes.

Paper List

‘Grand Challenges’ Paradigm and Research Policy Instruments View Paper Details
Rethinking 'Normative Power Europe' in the ASEM Education Process View Paper Details
Russia’s Soft Power Exercise through Establishment of Branch Campuses in the Post-Soviet Space: ‘Back in the USSR’ or Convergence of Interests? View Paper Details
The politics of innovation: Understanding actors’ interactions in complex governance environments View Paper Details
University, science and the new (and old) academic roles: inner sources of institutional resilience View Paper Details
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