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Interregionalism and International Relations

A Stepping Stone to Global Governance?, 1st Edition

Edited by Jürgen Rüland, Heiner Hänggi, Ralf Roloff

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388 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

List of tables ix

List of contributors xi

Preface xiii

List of abbreviations xv

PART I

Introduction 1

1 Interregionalism: A new phenomenon in international

relations

HEINER HÄNGGI, RALF ROLOFF AND JÜRGEN RÜLAND 3

PART II

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

PART III

The geography of interregional relations 72

Asia-America relations

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

Asia-Europe relations

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

Transatlantic relations

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

interregional coalition-building?

ANDREW CRAWLEY 230

Africa-Europe relations

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

PART IV

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

PART V

Conclusion

19 Interregionalism: An unfinished agenda

JÜRGEN RÜLAND 448

Bibliography 481

Index -

About the Editors

Heiner Hänggi is assistant director and head of think tank at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, and is also an associate faculty member at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a lecturer in political science at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Ralf Roloff is senior German professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He is a member of the faculty of economics and social sciences at the University of Cologne, and he previously served as acting professor and assistant professor at the universities of Mainz and Trier as well as the University of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg.

Jürgen Rüland is professor of political science at the University of Freiburg and director of the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut Freiburg. He has been a visiting scholar at universities in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand. From 1995-2003 he served as chairman of the Advisory Board on Southeast Asia, part of the German Society of Asian Studies.

About the Series

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International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL033000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
POL040000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General