Middle Powers: Passive or Active Stakeholders?


“Middle powers: Passive or active stakeholders?”

April 27, 2017
Université catholique de Louvain
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


The question of the purpose, or raison d’être, of the concept of middle power leads to a lot of debates. Is it a catch-all concept? Culturally bounded? All-en- compassing? Some have even proposed to abandon the concept. Others think that the concept needs to be analysed more profoundly and that new analytical tools should be deployed to gain a better understanding of what it includes.
Genesys Network and the Center for the Study of Crises and International Conflicts (CECRI) hosted a symposium on “Middle powers: Passive or Active Stakeholders ?”, bringing together scholars and practitioners to exchange views on middle powers and their role in the 21st century.



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Link to the call for papers

Call for papers PDF

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