The increasing gravitation of emerging economies is changing the landscape of international politics. This has implications for the possibilities of a new global order where emerging powers have begun to engage in the construction of new norms, governance institutions, development agendas and citizenship practices. Likewise, the context of regionalism and regionalization processes is also being transformed with the global projection of emerging powers. China, India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa are increasingly acquiring pivotal roles in the articulation of regional and global dynamics. At the same time, traditional powers became more focused on pressing domestic and regional challenges due to the financial and economic crisis that started in 2008. These changes and reconfigurations constitute a new terrain of innovation, collaboration and dispute of an increasingly wider scope of policies, economic interests, identities and sources of legitimization of the international order.
The FLACSO-ISA joint conference will seek to improve our understanding of global and regional reconfigurations of power across several dimensions. Does the rise of emerging powers translate into global structural changes? Is there a new emerging regional architecture of world politics? What are the changes and continuities? How are these regional powers shifting North-South relations? What type of South-South relations are these emerging powers encouraging? What are the regional implications and the resulting configurations in global-regional dynamics? How are traditional powers reacting to these changes in world politics? What are the main challenges of these transformations in terms of development, foreign policy, trade, finance, sustainability, human rights, war, peace, sub-national, regional and supra-national arrangements, public and private authorities and the role of transnational social and economic actors as agents of international politics?
The Graduate Student Workshops provide an opportunity for graduate students and post-docs to present their research in a small-group panel setting with detailed feedback from senior scholars. They are intended to offer professional development and networking opportunities for graduate students and post-docs.