Spain, Barcelona

Politics of the Illicit Global Economy

when 25 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 250

This course explores the clandestine "underside" of the global economy and state efforts to police it. The readings are organized around a broad range of unauthorized transnational flows, including drug trafficking and migrant smuggling. Drawing from a variety of analytical perspectives and disciplinary approaches, we will critically examine how these illicit activities are structured and operate, how they intersect with state institutions and practices, how they related to the legal economy, and how they shape (and are shaped by) domestic and international politics. The approach is broadly comparative across time, place, and illicit market activity.

Course leader

Peter Andreas (Brown 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 course explores the clandestine "underside" of the global economy and state efforts to police it. The readings are organized around a broad range of unauthorized transnational flows, including drug trafficking and migrant smuggling. Drawing from a variety of analytical perspectives and disciplinary approaches, we will critically examine how these illicit activities are structured and operate, how they intersect with state institutions and practices, how they related to the legal economy, and how they shape (and are shaped by) domestic and international politics. The approach is broadly comparative across time, place, and illicit market activity.

Credits info

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

10 hour course: 2 credits = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work

Fee info

EUR 250: 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 400: 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