United Nations University Series on Regionalism

Interregionalism across the Atlantic Space

Editors: Mattheis, Frank, Godsäter, Andréas (Eds.)

  • Describes a substantial impact upon the scientific understanding of interregionalism, and its political meaning 
  • Sees the Atlantic as a promising intersection of North-North, South-South and North-South cooperation
  • Offers a comprehensive and holistic approach towards the study of interregionalism
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This book focuses on interregional relations across the Atlantic and the possible evolution of a new, distinctive Atlantic space for international relations. It provides a comprehensive insight into the overlapping linkages of interregionalism in the wider Atlantic space. Additionally, it raises the question of relevance, currently the main question in this field of research: Is interregionalism important because it brings about something new that really matters or is it simply a (perhaps unavoidable) by-product of regionalism? The book conducts an analysis of six interregional relations criss-crossing the Atlantic space, accounting for the multitude of interregional connections within a potential Atlantic macro region and analysing the differences, conflicts and convergences between regional organizations. It engages with the issue of agency in interregional relations, and argues that interregional processes and agendas are always driven and constructed by certain actors for certain purposes.

 

About the authors

Frank Mattheis is Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He works on processes that challenge established perceptions of sovereignty and territoriality, in particular regionalism and interregionalism. 

At GovInn he has coordinated a work package for the EU-funded FP7-project ATLANTIC FUTURE, which led to the editorship of this book. With a postdoctoral fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) he currently focuses on the South Atlantic as a space for regional and interregional reconfigurations. Prior, he was senior research fellow at the Centre for Area Studies at the University of Leipzig (Germany), where he receive his Dr. phil. in Global Studies.

Andréas Litsegård (formerly Godsäter) is Senior lecturer at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, where he teaches International Relations, and an Associate fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), University of Pretoria. He holds a PhD in peace and development research from the University of Gothenburg. His research interests concern regionalism, governance, civil society, democracy, development cooperation, environmental issues and migration with a geographical focus on Africa.



Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Atlantic Space – A Region in the Making

    Litsegård, Andréas (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Debunking Interregionalism: Concepts, Types and Critique – With a Pan-Atlantic Focus

    Gardini, Gian Luca (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Volatile Interregionalism: The Case of South Atlantic Relations

    Mattheis, Frank

    Pages 33-50

  • Actors and Opportunities: Interregional Processes Between the Arab Region and Latin America and the Caribbean

    Ayuso, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 51-74

  • The EU and Africa: Regionalism and Interregionalism Beyond Institutions

    Pirozzi, Nicoletta (et al.)

    Pages 75-93

Buy this book

eBook £73.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62908-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62907-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interregionalism across the Atlantic Space
Editors
  • Frank Mattheis
  • Andréas Godsäter
Series Title
United Nations University Series on Regionalism
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62908-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62908-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62907-0
Series ISSN
2214-9848
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 176
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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