Following the financial crisis at the end of the twentieth century, regionalisms in the global political economy have evolved in a number of ways. This informative book brings together the leading scholars in the field to provide cutting edge analyses of contemporary regions and regionalist projects.
Providing an innovative integration of theoretical issues with sophisticated analyses of a wide range of international case studies, the chapters systematically consider the relationship between globalization, financial crisis, and regional projects. In combination, the contributions to this volume provide the widest possible base within the literature for a truly comparative study of contemporary regionalism.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations List of tables and figures Chapter 1. Regions in Comparative Perspective Chapter 2. Regionalism and the Emerging (Intrusive) World Order: Sovereignty, Autonomy, Identity Chapter 3. Theorising the Rise of Regionness Chapter 4. The Trade-Environment Nexus and the Potential of Regional Trade Institutions Chapter 5. Governance after Financial Crisis: South American Perspectives on the Reformulation of Regionalism Chapter 6. Regionalism and development after the global financial crisis Chapter 7. Regionalism and Asia Chapter 8. Asian multilateral institutions and their response to the Asian economic crisis: the regional and global implications Chapter 9. Europeanisation and globalization: complementary or contradictory trends? Chapter 10. Austria's and Sweden's accession to the European Union: a comparative neo-Gramscian analysis Chapter 11. Discovering the frontiers of Regionalism: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competitiveness in the European Union
Shaun Breslin is reader in Politics and Principal Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. Christopher W.Hughes is Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick. Nicola Phillips is Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Ben Rosamond is Senoir Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Warwick.