Conference in Heidelberg, July 8-9th 2011: Trilateralism & Triangular Dynamics in International Relations...

 International Conference on Trilateralism & Triangular Dynamics in International Relations. Implications for International Relations Theory" was organized in Heildelberg by South Asia Institute, Department of Political Science, Heidelberg University and Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Centre for  Contemporary India Research and Studies from 8-9 July 2011.

Explaining and analysing change in the structure of international relations, especially from an actor-centered point of view - is a challenge for researchers. This was the case during the Cold War, with its bilateral global configuration of powers, which, following its end, was replaced by the 'unipolar moment'. This was the concurrent view of nearly all scholars. However, in recent years, particularly during the period following the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, there has been a distinct polarisation of positions accompanied by quandaries in the assessment of the new emerging structure of international relations. Representatives of rising powers, especially China, India, Russia and Brazil, openly refer to a multipolar world. Experts in the field of international relations generally accept the multilateral paradigm as an accurate representation of the actual configuration of powers. In this context more scholars have begun to focus on trilateralism as a prism and tool of analysis which could explain interactions in across a range of economic, political and cultural dimensions of international relations.

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