Authority and Latin American Regionalisms


Authority and Latin American Regionalisms



The project focuses on the analysis of international authority in regionalisms. It explores regional organizations in Latin America and Africa through a relational and actor-based approach. This research aims to go beyond the formal institutional approaches of IOs and ROs' authority, not only by focusing on specificities of regional authority but also by accounting for the sociological aspects and practices of authority within regional organizations.

REGPOL-ALA received funds from the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Grant number : ANR-22-CE53-0005, 2023-2027).

The Principal Investigator is Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Tours and member of the University Institute of France.




10h00 : Welcome speeches
Kevin Parthenay - PI REGPOL-ALA, Univ Tours
Philippe de Lombaerde / Frank Mattheis - UNU-CRIS


Authority and Regional Governance : A conceptual debate

10h30 : Regional Regulatory Governance
Andrea Bianculli - IBEI Barcelona

Orchestration and Indirect Regional Governance
Giovanni Agostinis - Univ. Bologna

Legitimation Strategies
Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann - PUC Rio


12h30 : Lunch break


Authority and SICA/CARICOM

14h00 : Teams
Pedro Caldentey del Pozo - Univ. Cordoba

Luis Diego Segura - Univ. Nacional, Costa Rica

Jessica Byron - Univ. of Kingston (TBC)

15h15 : Break


Authority and the Andean Community

15h30 : Teams
Michel Levi - Univ. Simon Bolivar

German Prieto - Univ. Javeriana

17h00 : Contested regional authority in Latin America
Detlef Nolte - GIGA, Hamburg

18h00 : Closure



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Colloque organisé par la faculté de droit et l'IRJI Rabelais, Université de Tours sous la direction scientifique de Kevin Parthanay

Faculté de droit
Salle du conseil - Bâtiment B
50 avenue Jean Portalis
37200 Tours