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New Regionalism in the Global Political Economy

Theories and Cases, 1st Edition

Edited by Shaun Breslin, Christopher W. Hughes, Nicola Phillips, Ben Rosamond


272 pages

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Globalisation

The Routledge Studies in Globalisation series is edited by André Broome (University of Warwick, UK) and Leonard Seabrooke (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark).

Based in the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick (, the Routledge Studies in Globalisation series examines key questions related to the theory and practice of globalisation and regionalisation. The Series has an interdisciplinary focus and publishes research that is methodologically and theoretically rigorous and which advances knowledge about the changing dynamics of globalisation and regionalisation, global governance and global order, and global civil society.

Associate Editors:

Shaun Breslin, University of Warwick, UK

Sophie Harman, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Richard Higgott, University of Warwick, UK

Manuela Moschella, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy

Helen Nesadurai, Monash University, Malaysia

Andreas Nölke, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy