Dependent Development: the case of Central Eastern Europe

We would like to cordially invite you to a seminar "Dependent Development: the case of Central Eastern Europe" which is part of our new series Advances in International Studies. Joachim Becker will discuss the economy of Central Eastern Europe and its development patters using the dependency approach.

29. 3. 2022 (16:00)

Language: English IIR library (Nerudova 257/3, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha 1)

Central Eastern Europe has been integrated into the European economy in a subordinate way. The dependency approach provides a framework for analyzing development patterns in the context of asymmetrical international relations. Since the original framework was developed in the 1960s and 1970s against the Latin background, an updated and modified conceptualization which is adapted to the present European, and especially Central East European context, will be proposed.

Joachim Becker is a Professor and Deputy Head of the Institute of International Economics and Development, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Among other areas, his research forces on the dependent economic development, integration and disintegration processes, and the rise of nationalist right in Central and Eastern Europe. He is also an Editor of the social science journal Kurswechsel  and regular commentator for Slovak daily Pravda.


This seminar is part of Advances in International Studies is the IIR's flagship series of academic talks. We invite both established and emerging scholars who make novel or unfamiliar contributions to our understanding of global politics. Each session will consist of an introductory talk and will be followed by an open discussion in a seminar setting.

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