Barcelona, Spain

Authoritarian Regionalism in the World of International Organizations

online course
when 20 June 2022 - 22 June 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 195

The ongoing war in Ukraine shocks the world. Threats to use nuclear weapons, bombing near nuclear plants, multiple death and brutalities, human and environmental consequences form a long list of disasters. Yet, Ukraine is not the only victim of Autocracy expansion led by Putin. Recent deaths and protests in Kazakhstan in 2022, multiple deaths and violations of human rights in Belarus since 2020 till now, provoked by Belarus migration crisis in 2021 – all these major political-social turbulences were all triggered by autocracy Russia and its´ consolidation and expansion in Eurasia through using its Regional International Organizations (RIOs). While studies and scholars and policy-makers debate focused on nation-level (e.g., on Russia, on Ukraine, on Belarus), the role and the impact of RIOs were left outside of the mainstream debates. This course aims to augment our understanding of the current events through focusing on their external triggers – Autocracies-Led RIO (phenomenon, that is also known as “authoritarian regionalism”). The influence of these RIOs set up by autocracies, however, is a global phenomenon and exist in other regions of the World. The influence of these RIO has radically increased in the last few years. The goal of this course is to analyze autocracy expansion and its external triggers related to neighboring autocracies (e.g., support from Belarus, Kazakhstan, or China). What is the role of Autocracies-led IOs in Eurasia and world-wide? The course aspires to answer this question through travelling to Eurasia and former Soviet States. Special attention will be paid to the implications and challenges faced by policy-makers in the EU’s Neighborhood and Eurasia in regard with ongoing situations.

Course leader

Anastassia Obydenkova (Uppsala University - IBEI)

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 current developments in world politics in the light of core social-science and IR theories and perspectives. The format will be online or hybrid (face to face and online). 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

The ongoing war in Ukraine shocks the world. Threats to use nuclear weapons, bombing near nuclear plants, multiple death and brutalities, human and environmental consequences form a long list of disasters. Yet, Ukraine is not the only victim of Autocracy expansion led by Putin. Recent deaths and protests in Kazakhstan in 2022, multiple deaths and violations of human rights in Belarus since 2020 till now, provoked by Belarus migration crisis in 2021 – all these major political-social turbulences were all triggered by autocracy Russia and its´ consolidation and expansion in Eurasia through using its Regional International Organizations (RIOs). While studies and scholars and policy-makers debate focused on nation-level (e.g., on Russia, on Ukraine, on Belarus), the role and the impact of RIOs were left outside of the mainstream debates. This course aims to augment our understanding of the current events through focusing on their external triggers – Autocracies-Led RIO (phenomenon, that is also known as “authoritarian regionalism”). The influence of these RIOs set up by autocracies, however, is a global phenomenon and exist in other regions of the World. The influence of these RIO has radically increased in the last few years. The goal of this course is to analyze autocracy expansion and its external triggers related to neighboring autocracies (e.g., support from Belarus, Kazakhstan, or China). What is the role of Autocracies-led IOs in Eurasia and world-wide? The course aspires to answer this question through travelling to Eurasia and former Soviet States. Special attention will be paid to the implications and challenges faced by policy-makers in the EU’s Neighborhood and Eurasia in regard with ongoing situations.

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 195: 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 9 June 2022
EUR 280: 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 9 June 2022

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 until 20th May 2021, a letter of interest, CV and a recommendation letter