Originally published in 1998. This collection of outstanding essays explores the importance of regionalization and globalization to the world economy. International contributions explore the process of regionalization in the Pacific Area, The Americas, Africa and Europe, and question whether the world economy is characterized by increasing regionalization, rather than globalization. The book is an excellent contribution to debate on development economics. It investigates how the processes of globalization and regionalization, driven by liberalization of trade and capital markets, weaken nationally established monopolies and protected industries and it looks at the challenge to Third World nations and the countries of the former socialist bloc.
Preface 1. Globalization versus Regionalization Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto and Andre Mommen 2. External Pressures Shaping Regionalism: A Critical Assessment Andre Mommen 3. Central and Eastern Europe Catching Up or Marginalization in the European Free Trade Zone? Hans van Zon 4. Economic Reform and New Patterns of Post-Soviet Regionalism Andrey S. Makarychev 5. Preparing the Russian Economy for World-market Integration Vladimir V. Popov 6. Regional Economic Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa Piet Konings and Henk Meilink 7. The European Union and its Expanding Eastern and Southern Borders Alvaro Pinto Scholtbach 8. A Regionalizing Middlepower: Turkey's Role Between Europe and Central Asia Zehra Gamze Aslancik 9. Morocco's Economy Between the Maghreb and Europe Andre Mommen 10. Regional Integration Processes in Latin America: Argentina and Mercosur Miguel Teubal 11. The Politics of Open Regionalism and Neoliberal Economic Integration in Latin America: The Case of Chile and Mexico Alex E. Fernandez Jilberto and Barbara Hogenboom 12. Trade Liberalization and Economic Integration in Central America Oscar Catalan Aravena 13. Association of the Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) Free Trade Area (AFTA): The Changing Environment and Incentives Batara Simatupang 14. External Liberalization, Regionalization and Openness in Indochina's Economic Transformation Carolyn L. Gates
Reissuing works originally published between 1938 and 1998, this fascinating collection of books on global economics is a superb resource in international politics, finance and industry as well as economic thought and history. Some works look at individual industries or parts of the world while others present a wide view of international policies.