International Seminars Fall 2009

Changing Power Relations

In the current global governance framework, non-state actors are interacting and negotiating with national governments through both formal and informal mechanisms. In the last decades, States have been subjected to a deep change of their assets and functions, giving up their absolute "command and control" on societies. Nevertheless, scholars agree that national governments still play the main role both in the domestic political processes and in the international arena. States are facing their geopolitical agendas according to new strategies and approaches that can be from time to time coherent, controversial or overlapping among them.

New power relations seem to emerge, together with unidentified mechanisms and paradigms to exercise influence, and, in today post-hegemonic and plural world, States can have different views of pluralism. Some questions are crucial: which is the essence of the new US multi-lateralism? Is Europe defining its own global role? What about the international strategies of Russia? Which are the main uncertainties linked to the rising role of some Asian and African powers in the international system?

ASERI offers a cycle of seminars addressed to students, graduated and professional with a strong interest in international politics. The seminars will be held by top scholars and experts from the most prestigious universities and institutes in the world.

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Academic Year
Start date
12 October 2009