Law, Politics and Economics

 
LINE 4. ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Researchers

Group

 
European Union peacekeeping operations
 
Legal mechanisms for EU intervention in international conflict resolution. Legal basis. Typology and evolution of European peacekeeping missions. New mandates for peacekeeping missions: protection of human rights, protection of cultural heritage, etc. Study and evolution of the procedures and bodies for the deployment of these peace missions.
 
Maria Julià Barceló

Email: mjuliabar@uoc.edu
 
 
 

East Asian foreign policy

Analysis of the foreign policy of China, Japan or South Korea/North Korea.

Lluc López i Vidal

Email: llopezvi@uoc.edu
ALTER

Theory of International Relations

Theoretical aspects of International Relations: realism, liberalism and constructivism.

Lluc López i Vidal

Email: llopezvi@uoc.edu
ALTER

Asia-Pacific International Relations

Relations between the countries of the Asia-Pacific region; between Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.

Lluc López i Vidal

Email: llopezvi@uoc.edu
ALTER
 
The political economy of governance indicators
 
This line of research explores the role of indicators and indices as instruments of governance. On the one hand, it seeks to identify the main causes of their emergence and disappearance in specific thematic areas. On the other hand, it examines the consequences of the data in two respects. First, it examines their effects on the global political economy as a source of international authority, an instrument of global governance, a tool of advocacy and self-promotion for certain political actors, and a way of reshaping international and domestic political relations. Second, it analyses in depth the determinants of states' responses to governance indicators and indices in terms of their acceptance, acceptance, pressure or contestation.
 
Jordi Mas Elias

Email: jmasel@uoc.edu
 
 
Geopolitics of the Middle East
 
This line of research aims to explore the current geopolitics and geoeconomics of the region and its influence on international geo-economic dynamics and geopolitical power in the region.
 
Daniel Rajmil

Email: drajmil@uoc.edu
 
 
 
Middle East nuclear policy
 
This project aims to explore Middle East nuclear policy and its influence on both the current dynamics of regional diplomacy and balance of power and trends in international non-proliferation diplomacy.
 
Daniel Rajmil

Email: drajmil@uoc.edu
 

Immersive experiences and online consumer engagement

This doctoral research line analyses immersive experiences of connected consumers (including the sense of virtual presence, optimal flow episodes and online mental imagery) and their effects on consumer engagement and brand loyalty.

Inma Rodríguez-Ardura

Email: irodriguez@uoc.edu

Antoni Meseguer-Artola

Email: ameseguer@uoc.edu
DigiBiz

Economic effects of digital transformation

Analysis of the economic effects (productivity, competitiveness, development, employment, inequality and sustainability) of digital transformation (robotics, artificial intelligence, industry 4.0, date-driven economy, gig economy, MANBRIC technologies) at aggregate, sectoral and regional level.

 
Joan Torrent-Sellens

Email: jtorrent@uoc.edu
  
i2TIC

Strategic litigation in the context of the impact of climate change on human rights

This research project focuses on analysing litigation against states, private or state-owned companies for their contribution to climate change and its impacts on human rights. Such litigation seeks to promote the protection of human rights beyond the parties involved in a particular legal proceeding, whether domestic or international, to bring about broader change in the international community.

Miguel Ángel Elizalde

Email: melizaldec@uoc.edu
 
 

New technologies and human rights

This research project analyses the impact of new technologies (AI, data protection, biotechnology, etc.) on the enjoyment of human rights, as well as the resulting normative challenges for the international community.

 
Miguel Ángel Elizalde

Email: melizaldec@uoc.edu