There is by now a broad consensus among scholars of Latin American regionalism (and other regionalisms) not to take the EU as the gold standard for regional integration and cooperation. The focus on Europe and Europe-focused integration theories led to into a blind alley. In the course we will discuss why this has been the case. But while the Euro crisis and the Brexit had negative repercussions for the EU, they might improve the options for comparative regionalism by adding the study of regional disintegration to the study of regional integration. So once again one might ask and discuss which tools and analytical approaches developed in EU studies might be applied to the study of Latin American regionalism.
About the lecturer
Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte is Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies.
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