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Global cleavages

A new research agenda for international politics

Add to calendar 2024-09-26 09:00 2024-09-27 17:30 Europe/Rome Global cleavages Sala Triaria Villa Schifanoia YYYY-MM-DD


Thu 26 Sep 2024 09.00 - 18.00

Fri 27 Sep 2024 09.00 - 17.30


Sala Triaria

Villa Schifanoia

In the framework of cleavage theory, this workshop brings together a group of leading scholars working on the dimensionality of global politics.

In July 2023, the ERC Advanced Grant project GLOBAL, ‘Global Cleavages: The Shape of Political Conflict across World Regions in Historical Perspective’, was launched to investigate the dimensionality of global politics. 

Treating the globe as one system, the project analyses the cleavages that structure world politics and asks whether conflicts are shaped territorially or along functional dimensions cutting across world regions. 

The long-term empirical analysis from the 19th century to the present attempts to establish if, and under what conditions, divisions opposing world regions – core-periphery, North-South, or civilizational contrasts – change and are replaced by divisions opposing transnational groups along economic, political, and socio-cultural inequalities.

The framework is that of cleavage theory as it has been applied to the national and European levels to investigate territorial integration. Information about the project and the provisional programme of the workshop can be found here.

This workshop brings together a group of leading scholars working on the dimensionality of global politics to advance a new research agenda. The event also serves as a step toward creating an international network of junior and established scholars that can foster exchange and collaboration.

By invitation only.

Funded/Co-funded by the European Union (ERC, GLOBAL, project number 101097740). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


Mia Saugman

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