Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice (Paperback)

Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice By Mary Farrell (Editor), Bjorn Hettne (Editor), Luk Van Langenhove (Editor) Cover Image

Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice (Paperback)

By Mary Farrell (Editor), Bjorn Hettne (Editor), Luk Van Langenhove (Editor)

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This book explores the phenomenon of regionalism. In a seeming contradiction to globalization, there is a growing tendency for countries to enter into regional arrangements as a response to the pressures of operating in a global marketplace. But regionalism is also emerging as a phenomenon in its own right, serving distinct purposes and taking different forms in different areas. The contributors explore how these patterns impact on wider issues such as global governance, democracy and trade. 

The book reviews the major theoretical approaches to regional cooperation including perspectives from international relations, political economy, economics and sociology. It is divided into three main sections: theoretical approaches to regionalism; issues of regional cooperation (such as security, monetary issues, identity and integration); and an exploration of specific case studies including the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, China, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

With an international range of contributors, including Bjorn Hettne, Louise Fawcett and Andrew Hurrell, this in-depth and multi-disciplinary guide will be of interest to students across the social sciences and to the wider policy community.
Noam Chomsky is a world renowned linguist and one of America's foremost social critics. He is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and the author of numerous books for Pluto Press.
Product Details ISBN: 9780745322629
ISBN-10: 074532262X
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 2005
Pages: 336
Language: English