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69177-01 - Lecture: European Global Studies: Focus Transnational Repression 3 CP

Semester fall semester 2023
Course frequency Once only
Lecturers Shrey Kapoor (
Ralph Weber (, Assessor)
Content This lecture series explores how governments project repressive force across borders to surveil, pressure, silence and harm their own diasporas and exiles as well as other perceived critics and enemies overseas. The range of means pursued by governments includes cyberattacks, digital threats and phishing attempts, coercion by proxy (most often via family members), Interpol abuse, refugee espionage, but also physical violence, even illegal deportations, forced repatriation and assassinations. Leading voices from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds and focusing on countries such as China, India or Turkey present their research and engage in discussion with the participants. Throughout the lecture series, we aim at understanding the phenomena in their diversity and reflect on the crucial question of how liberal democracies can and should react to these challenges.
Bibliography Will be made available at the beginning of the semester.
Weblink Europainstitut Basel


Language of instruction English
Use of digital media No specific media used
Course auditors welcome


Interval Weekday Time Room
unregelmässig See individual dates
Comments Please be aware that the first lecture is going to take place on 10 October 2023.


Date Time Room
Tuesday 10.10.2023 16.15-18.00 Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Tuesday 31.10.2023 16.15-18.00 Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Tuesday 21.11.2023 16.15-18.00 Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Tuesday 28.11.2023 16.15-18.00 Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Tuesday 05.12.2023 16.15-18.00 - Online Präsenz -, --
Tuesday 12.12.2023 16.15-18.00 Riehenstrasse 154, Hörsaal 00.015
Modules Modul: Europäisierung und Globalisierung (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
Modul: Transfer: Europa interdisziplinär (Master's degree program: European History in Global Perspective)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Staatlichkeit, Entwicklung und Globalisierung (Master's Studies: European Global Studies)
Assessment format record of achievement
Assessment registration/deregistration Reg.: course registration; dereg.: not required
Repeat examination no repeat examination
Scale Pass / Fail
Repeated registration no repetition
Responsible faculty University of Basel
Offered by Europainstitut