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WINAND Pascaline - Comparative Regionalism (20h)

The course explores the origins, evolution, challenges and effects of regional economic, political and security integration and cooperation in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The roles and objectives of states and regions such as the United States, Russia, China, Japan, India, Brazil, the European Union, the African Union, ASEAN and MERCOSUR in supporting different types and configurations of regional processes are also examined. Students further explore the attitudes of these states and regions towards inter-regional and trans-regional arrangements such as ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) and APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). They also investigate the relations of the EU with particular regional organisations and the perceptions of the EU by external actors. Regional processes are analysed using historically grounded, interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The course includes role-playing sessions. // ECTS Card

Professor: Pascaline WINAND