Workshop “Regional processes and the changing state in Latin America”

 

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Núcleo Milenio para el Estudio de la Estatalidad y la Democracia en América Latina y el  Instituto de Ciencia Política UC, realizarán los días 18 y 19 de abril el Workshop “Regional processes and the changing state in Latin America“, que contará con la participación de destacados académicos nacionales e internacionales.

Las actividades del Núcleo buscan analizar el grado, tipo y distribución sub-nacional de la institucionalidad estatal en América Latina. El alcance territorial del estado constituye una pre-condición fundamental para garantizar el acceso equitativo a los derechos civiles, políticos y sociales de la población. Desde esta perspectiva se busca no solo estimar la presencia del estado y sus características sub-nacionales, sino también identificar qué condiciones propician la existencia de estados débiles en el período contemporáneo. En este sentido, también se exploran temas relacionados con la calidad de la representación democrática, en particular las instituciones formales e informales, y los mecanismos de democracia directa.

18 y 19 de abril
9.30 a 17.00 hrs.
Sala de Usos Múltiples
Facultad de Historia, Geografía y Ciencia Política
Campus San Joaquín

Participan

– Umut Aydin (P. Universidad Católica de Chile)
– Andrea Bianculli (Institut Barcelona D’Estudis Internacionals)
– Sebastián Briones (P. Universidad Católica de Chile)
– Sébastien Dubé (Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
– Nicole Jenne (P. Universidad Católica de Chile)
– Soo Yeon Kim (National University Singapore)
– Lorena Oyarzún (Universidad de Chile)
– Anthony Pezzola (P. Universidad Católica de Chile)
– Mónica Serrano (Colegio de México)
– Carsten-Andreas Schulz (P. Universidad Católica de Chile)
– Cassandra Sweet (P. Universidad Católica de Chile)
– Consuelo Thiers (Universidad de Santiago de Chile)

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Workshop realizado con el aporte de la Vicerrectoría de Investigación de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

 

Abstract

Regionalism has been an important topic of analysis in International Relations (IR) since the early days of integration efforts in Europe. A crucial question in the study of regionalism concerns the impact of regional integration efforts on member states, with the European Union (EU) leading the way in transforming the institutions, policies, and even the identities of the member states and individuals living within them. Intensifying efforts in many parts of the world to forge closer regional ties have recently sparked renewed interest in regions and the comparative analysis of regional integration.

Much of this recent research, however, is still EU-centered, and focused on formal political and economic organizations. Rigorous analyses of regionalism in other parts of the world, have been scant, the result being that the implications of regional integration for states and societies outside Europe are not well understood.  At the same time, existing accounts typically focus on formal political and economic organizations, thereby neglecting many of the actors and processes at the regional level that from the foundations of “the region” as an economic, political, cultural and social unit.

This workshop seeks to analyze the impact of regional processes, broadly defined, on the Latin American states. Latin American history is rich with formal efforts at regional cooperation, and economic, social and political ties between societies that transcend the borders of the states that make up this region. We invite the participants to this workshop to reflect on whether and how formal regional organizations and regional actors such as multinational corporations, criminal networks, communities of technocrats, non-governmental organizations as well as regional processes such as trade, investment, and migration have impacted on Latin American states. Have these actors and processes undermined or reinforce state sovereignty? Have they reduced the capacity of Latin American states to regulate business or increased it? Have these processes transformed how Latin American states interact with and respond to demands from their society, i.e. the quality of democracy, indigenous and labor rights, and environmental protection? We encourage the participants to engage with these questions (and others) from a comparative, multi-disciplinary and methodologically pluralist perspective. Should the submitted papers be suitable, we hope to publish them as a special issue or an edited volume.

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