Presenting Theoretical Innovations at Great Power Politics ISA Panel
Dr. Ivo Ganchev presented innovative research findings at a power themed panel as a part of the ISA 2023 Virtual Conference, which took place from August 1st to 4th, 2023. The panel, titled “Great Power Politics”, was chaired by Dr. Abhishank Mishra from Jawaharlal Nehru University and the discussant was Dr. Eric H. Honda from Delta College. The presenters thanked them sincerely for their feedback and for facilitating the discussion.
The paper presented by Dr. Ganchev was entitled “A Realist Case for Global Regionalization: Theoretical Invocations of Structural Materialism” and it included a presentation of theoretical innovations by him. The paper argued that the current international system is undergoing a process of global regionalization, in which regional powers are emerging as the main actors in their respective regions, The paper also proposed a new theoretical framework, called structural materialism, which seeks to explain the dynamics of global regionalization processes.
Other papers presented at the panel included:
“Who Won the San Francisco Earthquake”? The Impact of Disasters on InternaƟonal Politics by Mr. Dylan Motin from Kangwon National University
Trying to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too?: Great Powers and the Unintended Emergence of New States by Dr. Kentaro Fujikawa from Nagoya University
Great Power Regional Rivalry: Can America Still Pass the Mearsheimer Test? By Prof. Mark N. Katz from George Mason University
Emergent Great Power Competition and Spheres of Influence vs. Values by Dr. Balazs Martonffy from the University of Public Service – Hungary and Dr. Philip Baxter from James Madison University.
The panel was well attended and received positive feedback from the audience, sparking lively discussions. Dr. Ganchev looks forward to staying in touch with the other participants and joining similarly insightful and inspiring discussions in the future.