4th Flying University of Transnational Humanities "New Regionalisms"

16.09.2013 bis 19.09.2013, 9-18 Uhr - Konferenz
The 4th Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) is jointly organized by the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture (RICH), Hanyang University, Seoul, together with the Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences of the Research Academy Leipzig

In the current process of globalization there are many challenges to what is often described as "the sovereign nation-state", ranging from increased inter-state migration to the border-crossing effects of climate change, and from new forms of financial entanglements to transnational security threats. Since the end of the Cold War, "new regionalisms" have emerged in response to these challenges. These include state-driven attempts to foster regional integration and establish "more effective" regional institutions, or to find regional solutions to current political, economic and other problems. But the "new regionalisms" of the past two decades also include various formal and informal actors activities of non-state actors - companies, networks, NGOs, etc. - that usually operate in transnational environments as well as, sometimes, at micro-levels. The topic invites for comparative research as, on the one hand, these processes of regionalization are not only happening simultaneously but also with reference to each other while, on the other hand, the "newness" of the new regionalisms merits investigation by comparing it to historically elder examples. Focusing during the summer school on new regionalism is at the same time asking for theoretical frameworks that may explain the interest in macro-regions as a level - one among others or the central one? - of political or economic integration and coordination as well as cultural identification that is seen as having high potential in regards to global competition.



  • Diana Mishkova
  • Guido Franzinetti
  • Jie-Hyun Lim
  • Naoki Sakai
  • Peter Haslinger
  • presentations from PhD students in 8 Panels (see programme)


  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell