United Nations University Series on Regionalism

Intersecting Interregionalism

Regions, Global Governance and the EU

Editors: Baert, Francis, Scaramagli, Tiziana, Söderbaum, Fredrik (Eds.)

  • 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
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About this book

This book has two mutually reinforcing aims/parts. The first aim is to contribute to a more productive debate between different theoretical standpoints. There is surprisingly little theoretical and conceptual debate in this burgeoning field, which is one major reason for the failure to fully grasp the diversity of today’s interregionalism. Too often theorists speak past each other, without really engaging with alternative theoretical perspectives or competing research results. Indeed, this book constitutes the first systematic attempt to bring together leading theories and theorists of interregionalism. Leading scholars from around the world develop their own distinctive theoretical perspectives on interregionalism, with a particular emphasis on the dynamic relationship between regionalism and interregionalism. These highly acclaimed theorists have all been associated over the years with a variety of disciplines, institutions, schools and debates and so bring a rich set of insights and connections to this pioneering project. The second part of the book ‘unpacks’ and problematises the region, the driving actors and institutions that are engaged in interregional relations. There is a strong tendency in the field to treat regions as coherent units actors in an interregional relationship, and such simplified notions about ‘regions’ and ‘regional organisations’ necessarily result in superficial and misleading understandings of interregionalism. This part of the book connects the theoretical discussion in the first part with a manageable empirical object.

About the authors

Francis Baert is Researcher at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU–CRIS) in Bruges, and the Centre for European Studies (CEUS) of Ghent University.

Tiziana Scaramagli is Liaison Officer of the United Nations University at UNESCO and PhD Candidate at the King’s College London.

Fredrik Söderbaum (Editor) is Associate Professor in Peace and Development Research in the School of Global Studies and the Centre of Globalization and Development, the University of Gothenburg. He is also Associate Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU–CRIS) in Bruges.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Intersecting Interregionalism

    Baert, Francis (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Interregionalism and International Relations: Reanimating an Obsolescent Research Agenda?

    Rüland, Jürgen

    Pages 15-35

  • Interregionalism and the European Union: Conceptualising Group-to-Group Relations

    Doidge, Mathew

    Pages 37-54

  • Regional Actorship: A Comparative Approach to Interregionalism

    Hettne, Björn

    Pages 55-70

  • Interregionalism: A Security Studies Perspective

    Santini, Ruth Hanau (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0276-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intersecting Interregionalism
Book Subtitle
Regions, Global Governance and the EU
Editors
  • Francis Baert
  • Tiziana Scaramagli
  • Fredrik Söderbaum
Series Title
United Nations University Series on Regionalism
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7566-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7566-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7565-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0276-6
Series ISSN
2214-9848
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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