1st Edition

Regionalism in Hard Times
Competitive and post-liberal trends in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas

ISBN 9781138206687
Published August 15, 2016 by Routledge
98 Pages

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Book Description

Brexit confirms that the EU is not a super-state in the making but rather an advanced regional organization. This book bridges the gap between EU studies and international relations by providing a student-friendly presentation of regional, multidimensional cooperation among neighbouring states and societies, its four epochs and relevant variations and similarities across five continents, its interplay with globalization, and the changing post-hegemonic and post-Cold War international order.

This text secondly focuses on the question of regionalism in hard times: whether the global financial crisis and multipolar power politics are leading to more competitive and political forms of instrumental regionalism and interregionalism in Europe, East-Asia and the Americas. It does this by addressing the political and strategic dimensions of changing regional/interregional arrangements and their current and potential impact on global governance, notably on trade and security challenges.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Changing Regionalism: Continuity and Historical Critical Junctures Chapter Two Political Drivers of Regionalism and Interregionalism: Contribution to Comparative Studies Chapter Three A New Critical Juncture: Competitive Regionalism

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Mario Telò is professor of International relations at LUISS and Jean Monnet Chair at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is also a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Belgium and the editor of EU and New Regionalism.