Comparative Regionalisms: Changing Forms of Governance in Asia, Africa and the Americas and the Effects on the World Order
The course fosters new approaches to the study of regionalisms in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Building on, but seeking to go beyond the European experience the course examines the rise of regions after World War II and the resurgence of the idea in and from the 1980s. It considers the different interpretations, values and expectations assigned to ‘region’, from regional free trade agreements to security communities to supra-national integrative projects. The course will examine how such regions vary across time and geography, assuming different characteristics, and will also consider to what extent regions are a result of and/or a response to globalization and the extent to which they constitute and shape global order.
The aim of the course is three-fold: to introduce varieties of new regionalisms in Asia, Africa and the Americas; critically engage extant theories of regionalism and discuss the extent to which western theories and models can be applied to other types of regionalism; and examine questions of inter-regional relations and regional change. The course will pay special attention to the origins, the specific features, and the changing characters of the various regions, and their effects on world order.
2.0 ECTS credits
The ECTS points offered by this course may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment. The Summer University Office will send a transcript to those who have fulfilled all the necessary course requirements and request one.
- EUR 550 [Convert to USD]
Fee payment deadline: May 28, 2012
Amitav Acharya, School of International Service American University, Washington D.C., USA, Matteo Fumagalli, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Budapest,
Financial aid is available in the following categories:
- tuition waiver,
- travel grant (full or partial)
New deadline for applications is February, 29.