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CRP Reading Group

When Feb 11, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Alison Richard Building, Room 119
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The Centre for Rising Powers (CRP) at POLIS is pleased to announce a fortnightly reading group on rising powers and invites all faculty and graduate students to participate.

The reading group will discuss both classic works and current research on the rise of new powers from an interdisciplinary perspective. We welcome students and faculty working in POLIS as well as related departments including History, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Divinity and Judge Business School.

If you are interested in attending please get in touch with Andrés Villar (av350) or Nicolas Köhler (nk407).

For the inaugural seminar on Tuesday, 11 February, 12-1pm (Alison Richard Building, room 119) we would like to discuss three texts on the merits and perils of historical analogies between World War I and the contemporary rise of new powers:

Margaret MacMillan - 1914 and 2014: should we be worried?
International Affairs, January 2014

Gideon Rachman - Does the 1914 parallel make sense?
Financial Times,  20 January 2014

Joseph Nye - 1914 revisited?
Project Syndicate, 13 January 2014

In the following weeks we will review contributions by Detlef Nolte, Andrew F Cooper, David Lake, Paul Kennedy, Joseph Nye, Robert Keohane, Daniel Drezner, John Ikenberry, and Amrita Narlikar. We also invite all participants to suggest other texts on rising powers which could be used as a basis for discussion.

'Governance, Domestic Change, and Social Policy in China. 100 Years after the Xinhai Revolution' edited by Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Kun-Chin Lin

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'Bargaining with a Rising India. Lessons from the Mahabharata' by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar is now available at Oxford University Press.

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International Affairs Special Issue, May 2013, Negotiating the Rise of New Powers

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