Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice

Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice

Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice

Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice

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Overview

This book explores the phenomenon of regionalism. In a seeming contradiction to globalization, there is a growing tendency for countries to enter into regional arrangements as a response to the pressures of operating in a global marketplace. But regionalism is also emerging as a phenomenon in its own right, serving distinct purposes and taking different forms in different areas. The contributors explore how these patterns impact on wider issues such as global governance, democracy and trade. 

The book reviews the major theoretical approaches to regional cooperation including perspectives from international relations, political economy, economics and sociology. It is divided into three main sections: theoretical approaches to regionalism; issues of regional cooperation (such as security, monetary issues, identity and integration); and an exploration of specific case studies including the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, China, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

With an international range of contributors, including Bjorn Hettne, Louise Fawcett and Andrew Hurrell, this in-depth and multi-disciplinary guide will be of interest to students across the social sciences and to the wider policy community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745322629
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of America's foremost social critics. He is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and the author of numerous books for Pluto Press.

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviation

1. The Global Politics of Regionalism - An Introduction
Mary Farrell

PART 1 THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO REGIONALISM

2. Regionalism from an Historical Perspective
Louise Fawcett

3. The Regional Dimension in International Relations Theory
Andrew Hurrell

4. Regionalism - A Constitutional Framework for Global Challenges?
René Foqué and Jacques Steenbergen

5. Economic Theories of Regional Integration
Philippe De Lombaerde and Brigid Gavin

PART 2 KEY ISSUES IN REGIONAL COOPERATION

6. Exploring the Links Between Micro-Regionalism and Macro-Regionalism
Fredrik Söderbaum

7. Regional Dimensions of Security
Elzbieta Stadtmüller

8. Regional Monetary Cooperation and Integration
Ludo Cuyvers, Philippe De Lombaerde, Eric De Souza and David Fielding

9. Identity and Regional Integration
Nikki Slocum and Luk Van Langenhove

PART 3 MAPPING REGIONAL APPROACHES

10. The Global Politics of Regionalism - Asia and the Pacific
Helen Nesadurai

11. The Global Politics of Regionalism - Africa
Daniel Bach

12. The Middle East - Regional Instability and Fragmentation
Helena Lindholm Schulz and Michael Schulz

13. North America and the Americas: Integration among Unequal Partners
Robert Pastor

14. Regional Integration in Europe
Brigid Gavin

15. China - Towards Regional Actor and World Player
Tie Jun Zhang

16. Regionalism in the Indian Ocean Region
S.D. Muni

PART 4 CONCLUSION

17. Regionalism and World Order
Björn Hettne

Bibliography
Notes on Editors and Contributors
Index
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