Comparative regionalism;A field whose time has come

Acharya, Amitav, (2012). Comparative regionalism;A field whose time has come. The International Spectator:Italian Journal of international affairs, 47(1), 3-15

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    Author Acharya, Amitav
    Title Comparative regionalism;A field whose time has come
    Appearing in The International Spectator:Italian Journal of international affairs
    Volume 47
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2012-04
    Place of Publication Washington DC
    Publisher Routledge
    Start page 3
    End page 15
    Language En
    Abstract Is comparative regionalism a field whose time has come? While the contemporary interest in comparing regions and regionalisms may be not completely new, it is different from older approaches. Our understanding of what makes regions has changed with social constructivist and critical theoretical approaches that have led to a less behavioural and more nuanced, complex, contested and fluid understanding of regions. Moreover, the globalisation phenomenon has deeply affected all social sciences and radically redefined the relative autonomy of regions. In keeping with the rapid growth and development of regionalism and institutions in the non-Western world, including in regions which were relatively late starters, such as Asia, there have emerged new ways of looking at regional cooperation, including claims about distinctive approaches and even ‘models’ that are not only different from those identified with the EU, but also supposedly more appropriate and thus ‘workable’ for non-Western regions than the EU straightjacket.
    Keyword Comparative regionalism
    Regional integration theory
    New regionalism
    Norm subsidiarity
    Copyright Holder Routledge
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1080/03932729.2012.655004
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