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Léonce Bekemans (Jean Monnet Chair)

European Challenges to the Process of Globalisation

POL 208 European Challenges to the Process of Globalisation

Ore di lezione frontale: 21


LM-SEP Percorso Relazioni e Politiche Internazionali





Modulo:e  4°

The course serves as an introduction to the broad study of the interaction between the process of globalisation and the European integration process. It will look at the phenomena from a multiplicity of perspectives, as studied in different disciplines and perceived in different regions throughout the world. Also, the different dimensions of globalisation will be studied. While the focus will be on the economic, social and political changes taken place in Europe, the course will also offer an opportunity to reflect and prospect on emerging themes.

The first (conceptual & historical) part gives an overall and broad theoretical overview of the relations between economy, society and polity in the existing and emerging global and European landscape. The second part focuses on globalisation set within a broad European perspective. The third part introduces a few applied case studies in the relation between globalisation and Europeanisation. Focus is on topics such as identity and citizenship-building, social dimension, democracy, etc.

Suggested general bibliographical references

BEKEMANS L., Globalisation vs Europeanisation. A Human-centric Interaction, International Academic Publishers Peter Lang: Brussels, Berlin, Bern, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, Sept. 2013.

BEKEMANS L. (ED.) Intercultural dialogue and Multi-level Governance. A Human Rights based Approach, P.I.E. Peter Lang: Brussels, Bern, New York 2012.

MCCORMICK J., Understanding the European Union. A Concise Introduction, 7th edition, Macmillan Education UK, March 2017.

Suggested specific bibliographical references:

Part one:

BEKEMANS L., The European Union and Multi-level Governance in the World, in Facing the Challenges in European Union. Re-thinking of EU Education and Research for Smart and Inclusive Growth, post-conference PECSA Book, Warsaw, 2015.

HOWORTH, J., The EU as a Global Actor: Grand Strategy for a Global Grand Bargain? in Journal of Common Market Studies, 48 Number 3, 2010, pp. 455-474.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION, White Paper on the Future of Europe, Reflections and Scenarios for the EU27 by 2025, COM(2017)2025 of 1 March 2017.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign And Security Policy, June 2016.

PIROZZI N., TORTOLA PD. AND. VAI L., Differentiated Integration: A Way Forward for Europe, in EU60: Re-Founding Europe. The Responsibility to propose, Istituto Affari Internazionali, 17 March 2017.

Part two

BEHR T. AND JOKELA J., Regionalism & Global Governance: The Emerging Agenda, in <Notre Europe>, July 2011.

ILO, World Commission on the social dimension of globalization, A fair globalization: creating opportunities for all, 2004.

Part three

BEKEMANS L., Role and Responsibilities of educational institutions and strategies for intercultural citizenship education in a globalising world, in Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Berlin, Dec. 2016.

BEKEMANS L., Intercultural Dialogue and Human rights. A Crucial Link for Building Intercultural Competences, in From Words to Action, Port-folio on Human rights based intercultural competences, Unesco Publication, December 2014.

VAN DEN BRANDE L., Reaching out to Citizens: A New Opportunity “About us, with us, for us”; Oct. 2017.