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The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms

Edited by: Timothy M. Shaw , J. Andrew Grant , Scarlett Cornelissen

Print publication date:  January  2012
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754677628
eBook ISBN: 9781315613499
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041863

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EU studies increasingly recognize the salience of new regional insights. Hence, 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. Organized into three main sections, this volume deals with a wide range of issues covering the following important research areas: -Section one covers theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of established and formal regionalism, emerging and informal regionalism, inter-regionalism, and levels of regionalism. -Section two provides detailed case-studies of established and formal regionalisms: EU, NAFTA, ASEAN, SAARC, OAS, MERCOSUR, AU, ECOWAS, and SADC. -Section three offers case-studies that investigate emerging and informal regionalisms in Oceania, the Arab League, BRICSAM, and the Commonwealth(s) as well as thought-provoking chapters on micro-regional processes evident in spatial development initiatives, transnational gangs, transfrontier conservation areas, and the migration-conflict nexus in natural resource sectors. With the study of regionalism becoming an increasingly important part of politics, international relations, development, and global studies courses, this comprehensive volume is a valuable addition for classroom use.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction and Overview: The Study of New Regionalism(s) at the Start of the Second Decade of the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Comparing Regionalisms: Methodological Aspects and Considerations Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Formal and Informal Regionalism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Rise of Interregionalisms: The Case of the European Union’s Relations with East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The European Union: A New Form of Governance Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Regionalism in Flux: Politics, Economics, and Security in the North American Region Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Norms, Identity, and Divergent Paths toward Regional Order in South and Southeast Asia: ASEAN and SAARC in Comparative Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  8:  China and Economic Regionalism in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Hemispheric Regionalism in the Americas Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Changing Context of Regionalism and Regionalisation in the Americas: Mercosur and Beyond Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Evolution of the African Union Commission and Africrats: Drivers of African Regionalisms Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The ‘New’ ECOWAS: Implications for the Study of Regional Integration Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Regional Organisation, Regional Arena: The SADC in Southern Africa Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Oceania: A Critical Regionalism Challenging the Foreign Definition of Pacific Identities in Pursuit of Decolonised Destinies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Middle East Regionalisms: Can an Institution Bridge Geo-Culture to Geo-Economics? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Beyond Geography: BRIC/SAM and the New Contours of Regionalism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Commonwealths and Regionalisms in the First Quarter of the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Spatial Development Initiatives: Two Case Studies from Southern Africa Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Transnational Gang: Challenging the Conventional Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Transfrontier Conservation and the Spaces of Regionalisms Download PDF
Chapter  21:  New Regionalisms, Micro-Regionalisms, and the Migration-Conflict Nexus: Evidence from Natural Resource Sectors in West Africa Download PDF
Author_Index Download PDF
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