Taking Stock of the Dynamics of International Economic Governance in the First Two Decades of the 21st Century

Current facets (Pre-Master)

The Era of Disintegration

Startdatum

Friday, 16 Nov 2018, 09:30

Einddatum

Friday, 16 Nov 2018, 17:30

Kamer
Rooms C1-5 (morning session) and CB-3 (afternoon session)
Gebouw
Theil Building
Locatie
Campus Woudestein
Winkels in de stad

This conference will explore the legal, socio-political, and economic dynamics set in motion by the current model of international economic integration. Whilst promising to smooth out divergences and remove barriers, the intended integrationist architecture of international and regional economic regimes seems in fact to be both sustaining and nurturing patterns of disintegration. Brexit, the Euro crisis, the US challenges to multilateralism, environmental disruptions, and resource-cursed States are only a few examples of how disintegration dynamics are unfolding rapidly at various levels.

This conference will explore the legal, socio-political, and economic dynamics set in motion by the current model of international economic integration. Whilst promising to smooth out divergences and remove barriers, the intended integrationist architecture of international and regional economic regimes seems in fact to be both sustaining and nurturing patterns of disintegration. Brexit, the Euro crisis, the US challenges to multilateralism, environmental disruptions, and resource-cursed States are only a few examples of how disintegration dynamics are unfolding rapidly at various levels.

Academics and practitioners from the fields of law, economics and philosophy of economics will analyze these patterns of disintegration, trying to discern the paradox by which the very instruments and mechanisms that were introduced with the aim of achieving an ever-closer integration may have actually spurred centrifugal and structural fragmenting tendencies. These tendencies are visible both as disintegration of the international legal system, or some of its regimes; and as social, economic and environmental disintegration conveyed through these regimes.

In line with the aims and objectives of Erasmus Initiative of Inclusive Prosperity, the panelists will use the paradox integration/disintegration to reflect on whether the current ‘integrationist’ model is in fact widening or reducing political, social and economic divergences.

The conference will blend different contributions aiming at (1) providing a deeper understanding of the interaction between ‘integrationist’ international economic norms and disintegration patterns; (2) combining law, economics and philosophy, in order to critically examine the conceptual underpinnings of international economic law and policy making; and (3) engaging in a normative exercise to envision new models of integration, which could reconcile the current international economic regime with claims of inclusiveness.

This conference is organized within the framework and the support of the Erasmus Initiative for Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity.

 

When and where

16th November, 09.30-17.30

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Campus Woudestein, Theil Building (C-Building), Rooms C1-5 (morning session) and CB-3 (afternoon session)

 

Conference organizers

Dr. Federica Violi, Assistant Professor in Public International Law (Erasmus School of Law);

In collaboration with:

Dr. Francesco Montanaro (former post-doc at Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge)

Dr. Constanze Binder, Assistant Professor in Theoretical Philosophy (Erasmus School of Philosophy)

 

Programme and registration

Attendance to the conference is free, but please register.

Download the programme below.