"Peripheral Europe" - Vortrag und Workshop mit Otto Holman (University of Amsterdam)
Eine Veranstaltung der Forschungsgruppe Europäische Integration (FEI) am Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Philipps-Universität Marburg
Die Forschungsgruppe Europäische Integration (FEI) am Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Philipps-Universität Marburg präsentiert:
Peripheral Europe. The Dynamics of European Integration in a Globalising World
Presentation by Otto Holman
(University of Amsterdam)
Thursday, July 1, 8 p.m.
Orientzentrum, Room 00A26, Deutschhausstraße 12, 35037 Marburg
In his presentation, Otto Holman will highlight the main conclusions of his forthcoming book, titled Peripheral Europe. The Dynamics of European Integration in a Globalising World.
In the book, Holman uses the notion of Peripheral Europe in three different but interrelated ways. First, it refers to the structurally dependent position of the new, Central and East European member states in the European Union (EU). Second, it encapsulates the growing income disparities within member states and particularly within subnational regions. These intraregional differentials are biggest in urban areas. Migrant populations and unprotected workers, living in depressed outskirts of large European cities, form the new periphery 'next door'. A final meaning refers to the position of the EU in the wider world. Holman will critically assess the growing number of publications emphasizing the (would-be) superpower status of the EU. Partly because of big bang enlargement and partly because of growing socio-economic disparities within member states, a leading role of the EU in tomorrow's multipolar world will remain a pipe dream, at least for the foreseeable future.
Especially for this occasion, Holman will address some issues related to the present – one may say existential – crisis of the EU and the role (or, indeed, absence) of the European left in finding structural solutions. Particularly the link between speculative destruction, sovereign debt and so-called structural reforms (notably of labour markets) will be dealt with.
On Friday, July 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Room 01B01, (Wilhelm-Röpke-Str. 6, 35032 Marburg) the European Integration Research Group (FEI) will continue the discussion with Otto Holman on peripheral Europe in a workshop. The workshop will concentrate on the theoretical and methodological foundations of the Amsterdam Project in International Political Economy and the concepts of asymmetrical regulation in combination with the notions of transnational governance and social imperialism. The discussion will be based on three articles by Holman, who will supplement them with short presentations. The articles will be sent by email to all participants registered. Registration can be made by sending an email with the topic “Workshop Otto Holman” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otto Holman is professor at the University of Amsterdam and one of the members of the so called “Amsterdam School” of Neo-Gramscianism (also referred to as the “Amsterdam Project” in International Political Economy).
Forschungsgruppe Europäische Integration