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The 6th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP6) in Toronto


정치학과 4단계 BK21 교육연구단입니다.

2023년에 개최될 해외학회 안내드립니다.

행정학과 박나라 교수님께서 의장을 맡으셨으니 관심있는 여러분들의 많은 참여 부탁드립니다.

자세한 내용은 아래 내용 및 홈페이지 참고 부탁드립니다.

The rise and return of populism and nativism, the intensity of the competition between the United States, China and Russia, the lack of coordination and collaboration between states in response to the pandemic, all highlight the challenges of international and bilateral relations in the third decade of the twenty-first century.

Smaller states, in particular, living beside a larger country are affected by the politics and priorities of their neighbors. This timely panel will examine and compare asymmetrical bilateral relations between states sharing a border from the perspective of the smaller of the two neighbors. The panel is not anchored in a particular theoretical tradition but rather seeks to explore what is most significant in the relationship from the standpoint of the smaller state, whether that be political, economic, social, or cultural.

Questions and topics to be analyzed include: What are the implications of living in the shadow of an elephant? How are smaller states influenced by their neighbor, and how do they manage that relationship? Drawing from multiple illustrative cases from around the world, the panel will highlight the complexity of asymmetrical bilateral relations as well as the implications for smaller countries regarding policymaking, including foreign policy, and for citizens in general.

More information on the panel is at:

More information on the conference is at:

Contact: Thomas R. Klassen, School of Public Policy and Administration, York University –



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