Baert, Francis, Scaramagli, Tiziana, Söderbaum, Fredrik (Eds.)
2014, XIII, 196 p. 3 illus.
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Leads the way into the next generation of research on interregionalism
Contributes to a more productive debate between diffferent theoretical standpoints
Constitutes the first systematic attempt to bring together leading theories and theorists of interregionalism
Unpacks and problematises the region, the driving actors and institutions that are engaged in interregional relations
Intersecting Interregionalism moves beyond narrow understandings of regions and interregionalism that dominate the research field by focusing on the polymorphous nature of the concepts under study, theoretical advances and the empirical challenges ahead. Written by leading experts in the field, the ultimate aim of the book is to contribute to a more relevant and nuanced comparative research agenda on interregionalism in Europe and elsewhere.
The volume is divided into two parts. The first provides an overview of several distinctive theoretical perspectives, with particular emphasis on the dynamic relationship between regions and interregionalism. The second part of the book uncovers the diversity of regional actors and institutions that are engaged in the creation of contemporary interregionalism. The EU is used as an entry point and detailed case studies explore the role of EU member states, the Council, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice, in order to map out a patchwork of intersecting interregionalisms around the world.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Changing nature of world politics - Conceptualisation of Interregionalism in the EU - Current Regionalism and Interregionalism in East Asia - Current Regionalism and Interregionalism in Latin America - European Studies Perspectives - Hybrid Interregionalism - International Relations Theory - Interregionalism and International Relations - Multilateral Security Governance - Pure interregionalism - Regional Actorship - Regional Organisation - Regionalism in the European Union - Research on Interregionalism - Security Studies in the European Studies - Study of Interregionalism - Triadic Europe–Asia Relations
Chapter 1. Introduction; Fancis Baert, Tiziana Scaramagli and Fredrik Söderbaum.- Part I. Theorising Interregionalism.- Chapter 2. Interregionalism and International Relations: Reanimating an Obsolescent Research Agenda; Jürgen Rüland.- Chapter 3. Interregionalism and the European Union: Conceptualising Group-to-Group Relations; Mathew Doidge.- Chapter 4. Regional Actorship: A Comparative Approach to Interregionalism; Björn Hettne.- Chapter 5. Interregionalism: A Security Studies Perspective; Ruth Hanau Santini, Sonia Lucarelli and Marco Pinfari.- Part II. Regional Actors and Strategies.- Chapter 6. The European Union and the Contradictions of Complex Interregionalism; Alan Hardacre and Michael Smith.- Chapter 7. The Impact of the Iberian States in the European Union-Latin American Interregionalism; Sebastian Santander.- Chapter 8. How Does the European Parliament Contribute to the Construction of EU's Interregional Dialogue; Olivier Costa and Clarissa Dri.- Chapter 9. The Court of Justice of the European Union and Other Regional Courts; Stefaan Smis.- Chapter 10. Conclusion: Understanding Interregionalism in the 21st Century; Francis Baert, Tiziana Scaramagli and Fredrik Söderbaum.- Index.