Spain, Barcelona

Comparative Federalism: Economic and Political Dimensions

when 27 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 165

This short course will review the main theories of federalism and assess their empirical validity to understand comparative institutional development. Along the way we will discuss issues such as the relationship between federalism, efficiency, and inequality and the ability of different federal arrangements to channel territorial tensions and demands for more political autonomy/independence.

Course leader

Pablo Beramendi (Duke University)

Target group

The IBEI Summer School in Global Politics, Development and Security is a program designed for graduate students and all those who have an interest in advanced knowledge of international security, international development and global politics issues. The objective is to offer different short courses on significant topics, taught by scholars and experts of international prestige. The School will enable participants to broadly discuss - in and out the classroom - current developments in world politics in the light of core social-science and IR theories and perspectives. A social program for networking will be also available to participants. Optionally, students may ask for an assessment in order to be able to obtain ECTS credits, provided they are recognized by their university.

Course aim

This short course will review the main theories of federalism and assess their empirical validity to understand comparative institutional development. Along the way we will discuss issues such as the relationship between federalism, efficiency, and inequality and the ability of different federal arrangements to channel territorial tensions and demands for more political autonomy/independence.

Credits info

1 EC
Participants have the opportunity to gain ECTS credits if they are recognized by their universities.

6 hour course: 1 credit = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work

Fee info

EUR 165: Fee for Students. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 10 June 2019
EUR 250: Fee for Professionals/Researchers. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 10 June 2019

Scholarships

A number of scholarships to cover full or half course fees will be available. In addition to the application requirements, to apply for a scholarship, interested persons must send to IBEI until 13th May 2019, a letter of interest and a recommendation let