27 July 2019
BRICS: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty
In the recent decade there has been much talk about the role, place and perspectives of the BRICS countries in geo-economics and geo-politics. The fact, however, is that most of optimistic expectations regarding this group of countries did not come true, at least, so far. On the other hand, both the abbreviation BRICS as well as the institutional framework of this entity remained fairly stable. The latter even produced some inclinations for further development. The focus of the course is to analyze this in many ways paradoxical situation. This analysis proceeds from the fact that the abbreviation itself was coined on the basis of pure economic (perhaps, even econometric) reasons, which may seem rather superficial in the context of geopolitics and international (as well as domestic) political economy. Indeed, when it comes to BRICS, we are talking about five absolutely different countries with regard to their economic, financial, social and political systems.
Associate Professor: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs / School of Asian Studies
The main learning objective of the course is to give students a practical idea of the origins, current state of affairs and most probable future developments of the BRICS in the World economy and politics, as well as to illustrate the most important features of the dynamics of bilateral relations between the BRICS countries.
USD 300: Tuition f
USD 50: Registration fee
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