The EU and World Regionalism: The Makability of Regions in the 21st Century, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The EU and World Regionalism

The Makability of Regions in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

By Michael Schulz

Edited by Philippe De Lombaerde

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320 pages

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Much has been said about the driving forces of region-building processes or regionalization worldwide, yet few systematic and comparative studies have been conducted on how regions can contribute to the building of other regions - and more concretely, how the European Union has 'pushed' for regionalization worldwide. This comparative book investigates the impact that the EU has on regionalization elsewhere through its inter-regional relations. Covering agriculture, trade, ASEAN, NAFTA, MERCOSUR and Commonwealth amongst other topics, it investigates whether the EU contributes directly, as well as indirectly, to increased regional integration in different parts of the world.

Reviews

'This important book fills a hole in the theory and practice of region-building, namely the unique and little understood role of the EU foreign policy of region-making throughout the world. It is systematic and solidly comparative and will provide a benchmark for further research on the new regionalism and world order.' Björn Hettne, University of Göteborg, Sweden 'This is an important and valuable book as it examines in a thorough manner the external impact of the EU’s regionalising impulse. It comprehensively brings together policymakers and scholars in a rich collection of case studies on a neglected area of regional integration studies. The authors present a rigorous analysis of the complexities and nuances of regionalism and inter-regionalism.' Philomena Murray, University of Melbourne, Australia

About the Author/Editor

Edited by Philippe De Lombaerde, United Nations University (UNU-CRIS), Belgium and Michael Schulz, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

About the Series

The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series
The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series presents innovative analyses of a range of novel regional relations and institutions. Going beyond established, formal, interstate economic organizations, this essential series provides informed interdisciplinary and international research and debate about myriad heterogeneous intermediate-level interactions. Reflective of its cosmopolitan and creative orientation, this series is developed by an international editorial team of established and emerging scholars in both the South and North. It reinforces ongoing networks of analysts in both academia and think-tanks as well as international agencies concerned with micro-, meso- and macro-level regionalisms.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General