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Liberalism in Between Europe and China

Objective

Reflecting on the issues of EU-China relationships, aims at developing a new understanding of liberalism in its economic, political and social dimensions.
It involves a comparative analysis of the cultural differences in its interpretation and of the political discrepancies in its enforcement, in particular with respect to economic, social and environmental rights in China and Europe in Modern times. It is a multidisciplinary project based on a comparative study of European and Chinese political philosophy and political economy, legal practice and philosophy of right.

The project stands at the confluence of two major issues for the European Union, in terms of internal policies as well as external actions: 1/ the position and role of the European Union in the World and 2/ the present and future of Human Rights.
The first issue, on liberal civil society and the various types of market-enhanced economies, brings concerns such as the World Trade Organization put forth recently when rebuking China’s application to be reckoned as a “market economy”. It relates to the new partnerships that the European Union is building with China in the globalized World and in the aftermath of the sovereign debt crisis. Our project is comparative as it focuses both on relationships between the European Union and China in particular, and accommodates viewpoints from China’s neighbors
The second issue, involving the present enforcement and future potential implementation and/or revision of Human Rights concepts, is addressed by focusing principally on the political, legal and economic aspects of the concept of Liberalism, regarded as made of several traditions, from social liberalism to liberal theories of economics. The project thus aims at disclosing cultural and political differences in terms of interpretation and of enforcement of “Liberalism” in China.
LIBEAC is geared towards finding useful criterion for EU decision-making and thus als means Liberalism for Action.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/political economy
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /social sciences/law/human rights
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/political philosophy

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 144 900
Administrative Contact
Céline Damon (Ms.)

Participants (5)

RESURGENCES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Rue Consolat 111
13001 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Spica (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 147 000
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Piercarlo Rossi (Dr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE ISTITUTO UNIVERSITARIODI STUDI EUROPEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Via Maria Vittoria 26
10123 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Bonino (Mrs.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 75 600
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomas Karasek (Dr.)
GLAWCAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hornchurch Road 98
RM11 1JS Hornchurch Essex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Davide Farah (Prof.)