Summer school of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations The Politics of Interdependence

Summer school of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations

The Politics of Interdependence

Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS)

Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences

18-22 June 2018

The 2018 ECPR Summer School on International Relations focuses on the political forces shaping patterns of global interdependencies as well as the political consequences that derive from them. While early research on interdependence has been mostly connected to the economic sphere, the intensification of global problems of the like of climate change and international migration has reinvigorated a research agenda that investigates clashes between different levels of government, institutions and rules.

The ECPR Summer School on International Relations provides encompassing courses on various aspects of the politics of interdependence, by capturing the old and new aspects of the concept. Through a variety of courses taught by renowned IR scholars, students will learn about research on the politics of interdependence at the forefront of IR from various theoretical and methodological perspectives. The summer school offers advanced training in the latest theoretical approaches and cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative methods applied in IR. It encompasses a wide range of issue areas whose functioning is affected by global interdependencies such as economic relations, security and monetary unions. In addition, the Summer School will connect students to an international forum of researchers and enable them to build an academic network with other junior and senior scholars in IR. Students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research to get feedback from the instructors and the other students.

 

 

Local organization:

Manuela Moschella, Scuola Normale Superiore

Anna Longhini, Scuola Normale Superiore

 

Lecturers

Stefano Costalli, Università di Firenze: Quantitative methods in IR

Fabrizio Gilardi, University of Zurich: Policy diffusion

Abraham Newmann, Georgetown University: Understanding world politics through the lens of the new interdependence approach

Elena Pavan, Scuola Normale Superiore: Social network analysis

Luca Pinto, Scuola Normale Superiore: Text analysis

Richard Rose, University of Strathclyde: National politics under conditions of interdependence

Waltrand Schelkle, LSE: Solidarity in hard times

Francesco Strazzari, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa: Research and ethics

Jennifer Welsh, European University Institute: Assessing the status of the ‘responsibility to protect’ in a connected international society.

 

Program

June 17: Arrival

Part I: International politics under conditions of interdependence

June 18

08:30- 09.30: Welcome coffee

09:30 – 12:30 Understanding world politics through the lens of the new interdependence approach (Newmann)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:30 Feedback session

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Methods session: Social network analysis (Pavan)

Part II: The making of international interdependence

June 19

09:30 – 12:30 National politics under conditions of interdependence (Rose)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:30 Methods session: Text analysis (Pinto)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:30 Feedback session

June 20

09:30 – 12:30 Policy diffusion (Gilardi)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:30 Feedback session

Free afternoon

Part III: Managing the consequences of interdependence

June 21

9.30 – 11: Methods session: Quantitative methods in IR (Costalli)

11- 13: Feedback session

13 – 14: Lunch Break

14:00 – 15: 30 Assessing the status of the ‘responsibility to protect’ in a connected international society (Welsch)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:30 Feedback session

19:30 Dinner

June 22

9:30 – 12:30 Solidarity in hard times (Schelkle)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13.30 – 15.30 Research and ethics (Strazzari)

 

Registration

Requirements

The summer school is open to PhD students, research master students and advanced master students from political science, international relations, public administration or related areas. A basic requirement is that all applicants should have completed introductory courses in political science or international relations at the BA-level.

Participants are expected to present their own research in the form of a research paper (6,000 to 8,000 words research paper or PhD thesis chapter), and to discuss another participant’s paper. Exceptionally we will also accept project proposals or research plans.

Required application materials

CV
Recommendation letter by advisor
Research paper abstract (up to 500 words)

All application material should be sent to anna.longhini@sns.it by April 6, 2018

Decisions on admission will be made on April 13, 2018.

 

Costs

The summer school fee is €350 per student. The fee will cover participation costs, lunches and accommodation in Florence.

Contact

anna.longhini@sns.it

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