Interregionalism, the institutionalized relations between world regions, is a new phenomenon in international relations. It also a new layer of development in an increasingly differentiated global order.
This volume examines the structure of this phenomenon and the scholarly discourse it is generating. It takes stock of empirical facts and theoretical explanations, bringing together with clarity and concision the latest research on this key area. This essential new book:
* traces the emergence of interregionalism and reviews the latest literature
* provides a conceptual and theoretical framework for study
* includes case studies of inter-regional relations between: Asia and America; Asia and Europe; Europe and America; and Europe and Africa.
* delivers comparative analyses and special cases such as continental summits and interregional relationships beyond the Triad.
* summarizes and evaluates the findings of each chapter, providing a basis for further research.
This is a key reference book for students and researchers of regionalism, global governance and international relations.
List of tables ix
List of contributors xi
List of abbreviations xv
1 Interregionalism: A new phenomenon in international
HEINER HÄNGGI, RALF ROLOFF AND JÜRGEN RÜLAND 3
The concept of interregional relations 22
2 Interregionalism in theoretical perspective:
State of the art
RALF ROLOFF 23
3 Interregionalism as a multifaceted phenomenon:
In search of a typology
HEINER HÄNGGI 48
The geography of interregional relations 72
4 The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC):
Transregionalism with a new cause?
VINOD K. AGGARWAL AND ELAINE KWEI 73
5 The Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation
(FEALAC): Embryonic interregionalism
LINDA LOW 103
6 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
and the European Union: Limited interregionalism
ALFREDO C. ROBLES, JR. 117
7 The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process: Beyond
the triadic political economy?
CHRISTOPHER M. DENT 144
8 The new Transatlantic interregionalism and the end
of the Atlantic Alliance
CHARLES A. KUPCHAN 170
9 The new Transatlantic interregionalism: Balanced or hegemonic?
WERNER LINK 202
Europe-Latin America relations
10 The European Union’s relations with MERCOSUR:
The issue of interregional trade liberalization
JÖRG FAUST 208
11 Europe-Latin America (EU-LAC) relations: Toward
ANDREW CRAWLEY 230
12 The European Union and Southern Africa: Interregionalism
between vision and reality
HERIBERT WEILAND 256
13 The Africa-Europe (Cairo summit) process: An expression
of "symbolic politics"
GORM RYE OLSEN 281
Comparative aspects and special cases
14 Comparing interregionalism: Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) and Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)
HANNS W. MAULL AND NURIA OKFEN 311
15 Beyond transregionalism: Monetary regionalism in East Asia
HERIBERT DIETER AND RICHARD HIGGOTT 342
16 "Imagined" interregionalism: Europe’s relations with
the African, Carribbean and Pacific States (ACP)
MARTIN HOLLAND 376
17 Hemispheric interregionalism: Power, domestic interests, and ideas in the Free Trade Association of the Americas (FTAA)
STEFAN A. SCHIRM 408
18 Between regionalism and transregionalism: The Indian Ocean Rim - Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC)
CHRISTIAN WAGNER 431
19 Interregionalism: An unfinished agenda
JÜRGEN RÜLAND 448