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Regionalisation and Global Governance

The Taming of Globalisation?, 1st Edition

Edited by Andrew F. Cooper, Christopher W. Hughes, Philippe De Lombaerde


272 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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The relationship between global governance and regionalization is fraught with ambiguity. Understanding regionalization in this context requires an understanding of its relationship, and reactive condition, with both the constellations of global governance and globalization.

This book presents an overview and explores the distinctive but intersecting trajectories of regionalization and global governance. It surveys:

  • the theoretical debates
  • the economic dimensions: multinationals, trade and investment, and labour
  • the security considerations: armed conflict, conflict prevention and peacekeeping and non-traditional security in Asia
  • the governing structures: managing contemporary multilevel architecture and cultural policy, leadership and the L-20.

The expert and multi-disciplinary editors and contributors survey the context as well as the general character of these projects, together with their links as both parallel mediating mechanisms and distinctive choices for interjecting governance into globalization. Examining these projects in tandem amplifies their importance and enables the contributors to tease out coincidental as well as alternative possibilities in policy direction.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, area studies, international economics, international political economy, political science, public administration and development studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Enhancing Global Governance through Regional Integration 3. Studying Regionalisation Comparatively 4. The Future of Regionalism 5. Rethinking Classical Integration Theory 6. Regional Multinationals and the Myth of Globalisation 7. The Role of Regional Agreements in Trade and Investment Regimes 8. No Safe Havens: Labour, Regional Integration and Globalisation 9. Regionalisation and Responses to Armed Conflict, with Special Focus on Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping 10. Non-Traditional Security in Asia 11. Making Cultural Policy in a Globalising World 12. Regionalism in Global Governance: Realigning Goals and Leadership with Cultures 13. Executive but Expansive: The L20 as a Project of ‘New’ Multilateralism and ‘New’ Regionalism

About the Editors

Andrew F. Cooper is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow of The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada.

Christopher W. Hughes is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick, UK.

Philippe De Lombaerde is a Research Fellow at the United Nations University-Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium.

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 / International Relations / General