Academic Exchanges on Sanctions in International Organisations and Ocean Regionalism 

29 September 2021
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This month saw UNU-CRIS Research Fellow Frank Mattheis contribute to two prominent academic conferences focused on regional and international governance. 

Firstly, the (virtual) General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) that welcomed over 2,400 scholars worldwide for five days of academic exchanges (30 August – 3 September 2021), showcased a paper authored by  Mattheis with Ueli Staeger (University of Geneva). Presented under the section 21st Century International Organisations: Power, Politics, and Global Policy Making, the paper focused on:

  • How regional and international organisations react when their member states do not pay their assessed contributions;
  • The different sanctions regimes and specific applications of these regimes against member states;
  • The discourse on the changing face of resource mobilisation in IOs and innovation in institutional design.

Additional information on the paper is available here.

About the ECPR General Conference 2021The ECPR General Conference is an engagement platform aimed at facilitating and nurturing the development of political science across Europe to spur discussion, debate and innovative thinking. 

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Secondly, Mattheis delivered a talk during the 14th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, organised by the European International Studies Association (EISA) from 13 to 17 September 2021. The paper titled The Role of Ocean Regionalisms in the Global Non-Proliferation Regime: The Case of the Zone of Peace and Cooperation in the South Atlantic, co-authored with Pedro Seabra (University Institute Lisbon), was presented under the section,The Politics of the Ocean and Polar Regions, and focused on:

  • The regional dimension of the non-proliferation regime;
  • The relationship between overlapping Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones and Zones of Peace;
  • The maritime dimension of non-proliferation with reference to the South Atlantic Ocean. 

Additional information on the paper is available here.

About the Pan-European Conference on International Relations: The Pan-European Conference on International Relations is the flagship event organised by the European International Studies Association (EISA) to promote and advance the interdisciplinary field of international studies in Europe and beyond. The PEC is a platform that brings together scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the area of international relations.