Workshop/Lecture Series in the Framework of European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC) coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (CEPERC)
This session: Date: 16th January 2013
Location: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, Prague, Czech Republic
Coordination by LIBEAC participant: University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy
Title : How Globalization and Liberalism are Changing the World?
Public opinion and policy makers fear that international trade, in particular a further liberalization thereof, may undermine or jeopardize policies and measures on a wide variety of issues, for example, climate change, the protection the environment and the sustainable development, good governance, cultural rights, labour rights, public health, social welfare, national security, food safety, access to knowledge, consumer interests and animal welfare. There is a general consensus that these non-trade concerns, which cover very different societal aspirations and fears, must be addressed in EU external policy and in particular measures relating to international trade and foreign direct investment.
However, many of the trade measures introduced by developed countries to address non-trade concerns have been met by developing countries with cautious distrust if not with resistance or dissent. Developing countries often doubt the authenticity of such concerns that can be inspired by protectionist aims, rather than genuine non-trade concerns. Moreover, developing countries see these measures as an attempt by developed countries to impose their social, ethical or cultural values and preferences on exporting developing countries.
Panel Chair: Dr. Tomas Karasek, Associate Professor at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, Prague, Czech Republic
Dr. Paolo Davide Farah, Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University, Department of Law & Criminology (United Kingdom) & LIBEAC Research Team Coordinator at University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin
Liberalism, Globalisation and its Tensions: Integrating Non-Commercial Values such as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Fundamental Rights in the Trade Arena.
Mgr. Michal Kolmaš, Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of Political Studies, Charles University
Approaching Liberalism as a Policy Concept in Different Cultural Traditions’
For any information about the LIBEAC, contact Network Vice-Coordinator Dr. Jean.Yves Heurtebise at CEPERC, Aix-Marseille University
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