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Multipolarization, South-South Cooperation and the Rise of Regionalism

1st Edition

By Efe Can Gürcan


176 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-05-16
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The crisis of Northern capitalism and failure of hegemonic global governance have created a facilitative environment for post-hegemonic initiatives, and an increase in the occurrence and effectiveness of South-South cooperation. Major Southern countries – especially the BRICS – have taken the lead, while Latin America and Eurasia’s experience demonstrates that post-hegemonic regionalism constitutes a struggle centered on culture, economy, financial cooperation, and regional defense.

This book focuses on newly emerging forms of international cooperation and power-balancing mechanisms originating from South-South cooperation and "post-hegemonic" regional governance mechanisms to provide a rigorous analysis of the historical, political-economic and strategic context in which the changes have occurred. Providing a global and comprehensive perspective that combines political economy with geopolitics the author develops a new approach to the multipolarization of global politics based on ‘global hegemony’.

Highly recommended for scholars, students and activists involved in global political economy, regionalism studies and international development this book will be of interest to anyone seeking to develop their understanding of the multipolarization of global politics and South-South cooperation.


"In the context of the crisis of the US-led world order and the ‘Rise of the South,’ this book offers excellent insights into the governance innovations emerging from the South. Surveying examples from all of the world’s regions, Gurcan offers a rich and engaging analysis of the history and trajectory of the governance project emerging from the South and of their ‘post-hegemonic’ potentials." - Dr Tom Chodor, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Monash University, Australia and author of Neoliberal Hegemony and the Pink Tide in Latin America: Breaking Up With TINA?

"Drawing on an impressive array of cases, Gürcan’s book provides a provocative and timely analysis of "post-hegemonic" governance projects – alternatives and potential challengers to US-led global governance – emerging from the Global South amid the waning of American power and the crisis of Northern capitalism." - Dr. Kristen Hopewell, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Edinburgh, Author of Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project.

Table of Contents


  1. Neoliberal Globalization and the Downfall of "Open Regionalism": The Latin American Case
  2. The Strategic and Economic Crisis of "Open Regionalism" in Europe
  3. South-South Cooperation and the BRICS: Towards a Post-Hegemonic Global Governance?
  4. The BRICS and Africa’s Post-Hegemonic Transformation
  5. The Latin American Left and Post-Hegemonic Regionalism: The Regional Quest for Social Justice and Development
  6. The Question of Eurasian Security and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization under US Interventionism


About the Author

Efe Gurcan is a lecturer in Sociology at Simon Fraser University. He has published over a dozen articles and book chapters on political economy, international development and social movements, with a geographical focus on Latin America and the Middle East. His recent books are Challenging Neoliberalism at Turkey's Gezi Park (2015) and Neoliberalism and the Changing Face of Unionism (2016).

About the Series

The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series
The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series presents innovative analyses of a range of novel regional relations and institutions. Going beyond established, formal, interstate economic organizations, this essential series provides informed interdisciplinary and international research and debate about myriad heterogeneous intermediate-level interactions. Reflective of its cosmopolitan and creative orientation, this series is developed by an international editorial team of established and emerging scholars in both the South and North. It reinforces ongoing networks of analysts in both academia and think-tanks as well as international agencies concerned with micro-, meso- and macro-level regionalisms.

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