The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms

The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms

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This collection of original essays provides a broad overview of regionalism, together with detailed analyses on the construction, activities, and implications of both established and emerging examples of formal political and economic organizations as well as informal regional entities and networks. Aimed at scholars and students interested in the continuing growth of regionalism, The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms is a key resource to understanding the major debates in the field.

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ISBN-13: 9781409476566
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Timothy M. Shaw, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA, J. Andrew Grant, Queen's University, Canada and Scarlett Cornelissen, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I: Introduction and overview: the study of new regionalisms at the start of the second decade of the 21st century, Timothy M. Shaw, J. Andrew Grant and Scarlett Cornelissen; Comparing regionalisms: methodological aspects and considerations, Philippe De Lombaerde; Formal and informal regionalism, Frederick Söderbaum; The rise of interregionalisms: the case of the European Union's relations with East Asia, Bart Gaens. Part II: The European Union: a new form of governance, Alberta Sbragia; Regionalism in flux: politics, economics and security in the North American region, Laura Macdonald; Norms, identity and divergent paths toward regional order in South and Southeast Asia: ASEAN and SAARC in comparative perspective, Charan Rainford; China and economic regionalism in East Asia, Kevin G. Cai; Hemispheric regionalism in the Americas, Gordon Mace and Dominic Migneault; The changing context of regionalism and regionalisation in the Americas: Mercosur and beyond, Marc Schelhase; The evolution of the African Union Commission and Africrats: drivers of African regionalisms, Thomas Kwasi Tieku; The 'new' ECOWAS: implications for the study of regional integration, Okechukwu C. Iheduru; Regional organisation, regional arena: the SADC in Southern Africa, Ulrike Lorenz and Scarlett Cornelissen. Part III: Oceania: a critical regionalism challenging the foreign definition of Pacific identities in pursuit of decolonized destinies, Kate Stone; Middle East Regionalisms: can an institution bridge geo-culture to geo-economics?, Bahgat Korany; Beyond geography: BRIC/SAM and the new contours of regionalism, Agata Antkiewicz and Andrew F. Cooper; Commonwealths and regionalisms in the first quarter of the 21st century , Timothy M. Shaw; Spatial development initiatives: two case studies from southern Africa, Ian C. Taylor; The transnational gang: challenging the conventional narrative, Robert Muggah; Transfrontier conservation and the spaces of regionalisms, Maano Ramutsindela; New regionalisms, micro-regionalisms, and the migration-conflict nexus: evidence from natural resource sectors in West Africa, J. Andrew Grant, Matthew I. Mitchell, and Frank K. Nyame; List of websites; Indexes.

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