The conference “European Integration in a Globalizing World 1970-1985” on March 22-23, 2012 at Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut in Essen (KWI) aims at defining the role of the European Community in the network of multilateral politics in the 1970s and early 1980s more precisely and – vice versa – the influence of globalized world actors and institutions on the European construction.
Research on international history agrees that international relations entered a new phase during the 1970s. World politics underwent fundamental transformations on at least three realms. First, the rapprochement between the US and China, the deterioration of the relations between the Soviet Union and China and détente between Washington and Moscow altered security and peace policy. Second, with the oil shock of 1973 the post-war economic world order broke down and changed the character of trade and other economic affairs.
Third, social welfare and human rights as new policy fields arose on an international level against the background of a growth of civil society in the nation states. Low politics became of greater importance for political decision making: human rights within the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) process, development assistance or environmental protection.
Scientific Coordinator: Wilfried Loth (Universität Duisburg-Essen) and Claudia Hiepel (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.
Tagungsprogramm: http://www.kulturwissenschaften.de/images/event_material-195.imgDatum: 22. März 2012, 14-19 Uhr und 23. März 2012, 9-19 Uhr
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