RC42 - Security, Integration and Unification

Chair

Heike Hermanns
hdhermanns@yahoo.com

Department of Political Science
Gyeongsang National University
Jinju Daero 501
Jinju, Gyeongnam 52828
South Korea

 

Vice-Chair

Marceli Burdelski
polmb@ug.edu.pl

Poplish Political Science Association
4/3 Podlesna
Gdansk, Pomeranian 80-255
Poland

 

Treasurer

Hannes Mosler
hannes.mosler@fu-berlin.de

Freie Universität Berlin
Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS)
Institut für Koreastudien
Hittorfstr. 18
D-14195 Berlin
Germany

 

Background

Recognised as study group in 1996; granted research committee status in 1999.

 

Objectives

Analyses national divisions and unification processes, an increasingly inseparable aspect of world politics as we understand it with a view to enhancing our understanding of the political dynamics of divided nations; exploring the ways and means of fostering system integration of divided nations; enriching our understanding of unification process from a comparative perspective; recasting the political reality of divided nations into a larger picture of national (or ethnic) integration and disintegration and to look into theoretical, empirical, and policy implications; and providing open fora for mutual interaction and communication among scholars of divided nations, as well as to serve as an effective vehicle to form a viable epistemic community.

 

Website

http://rc42.ipsa.org/