Erasmus Lecture Series - Politics of Security and Order in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
March 31, 2022
The Center for European Union, Transatlantic, and Trans-European Space Studies invites you to a timely lecture delivered by Dr. Filippo Costa Buranelli on Monday, April 4 at 6:00 PM in 345 Lavery Hall.
The recent events in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Central Asia writ large have demonstrated that the fundamental principles of international security, including sovereignty, international law, and non-interference, are at stake. While these principles are disputed at the international level, within the Eurasian continent there seems to be a convergence and solidarity around authoritarian governance and a specific interpretation of sovereignty, based on capacity and loyalty as opposed to rightful rule. This presentation argues that this convergence has an important, yet neglected, normative component, which deeply informs the logic of order in Eurasia and its fundamental principles of legitimacy. This means that the Eurasian regional order is a sign that global international society is undergoing a phase of embedded pluralism, the implications of which are yet to be grasped and understood.
Dr. Buranelli is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) In International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, UK, and is currently Chair of the English School section at the International Studies Association. His interests include International Relations theory, international history, global governance, Eurasian politics, and regionalism. His research has been published in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, International Studies Quarterly, International Politics, Geopolitics, International Relations, and Problems of Post-Communism, among other outlets which include several book chapters, commentaries, and reports. He is currently editing a forum on the politics of informality for International Studies Review, and exploring the idea of comparative cosmologies in international relations.