Interregionalism and International Relations: A Stepping Stone to Global Governance? (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politic

Interregionalism and International Relations: A Stepping Stone to Global Governance? (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politic

By: Jurgen Ruland (editor), Heiner Hanggi (editor), Ralf Roloff (editor)Hardback

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Interregionalism, the institutionalized relations between world regions, is a new phenomenon in international relations. It also a new layer of development in an increasingly differentiated global order. This volume examines the structure of this phenomenon and the scholarly discourse it is generating. It takes stock of empirical facts and theoretical explanations, bringing together with clarity and concision the latest research on this key area. This essential new book: * traces the emergence of interregionalism and reviews the latest literature * provides a conceptual and theoretical framework for study * includes case studies of inter-regional relations between: Asia and America; Asia and Europe; Europe and America; and Europe and Africa. * delivers comparative analyses and special cases such as continental summits and interregional relationships beyond the Triad. * summarizes and evaluates the findings of each chapter, providing a basis for further research. This is a key reference book for students and researchers of regionalism, global governance and international relations.

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Heiner Hanggi is assistant director and head of think tank at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, and is also an associate faculty member at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a lecturer in political science at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland Ralf Roloff is senior German professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He is a member of the faculty of economics and social sciences at the University of Cologne, and he previously served as acting professor and assistant professor at the universities of Mainz and Trier as well as the University of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg. Jurgen Ruland is professor of political science at the University of Freiburg and director of the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut Freiburg. He has been a visiting scholar at universities in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand. From 1995-2003 he served as chairman of the Advisory Board on Southeast Asia, part of the German Society of Asian Studies.


List of tables ix List of contributors xi Preface xiii List of abbreviations xv PART I Introduction 1 1 Interregionalism: A new phenomenon in international relations HEINER HANGGI, RALF ROLOFF AND JURGEN RULAND 3 PART II The concept of interregional relations 22 2 Interregionalism in theoretical perspective: State of the art RALF ROLOFF 23 3 Interregionalism as a multifaceted phenomenon: In search of a typology HEINER HANGGI 48 PART III The geography of interregional relations 72 Asia-America relations 4 The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Transregionalism with a new cause? VINOD K. AGGARWAL AND ELAINE KWEI 73 5 The Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC): Embryonic interregionalism LINDA LOW 103 Asia-Europe relations 6 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union: Limited interregionalism ALFREDO C. ROBLES, JR. 117 7 The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process: Beyond the triadic political economy? CHRISTOPHER M. DENT 144 Transatlantic relations 8 The new Transatlantic interregionalism and the end of the Atlantic Alliance CHARLES A. KUPCHAN 170 9 The new Transatlantic interregionalism: Balanced or hegemonic? WERNER LINK 202 Europe-Latin America relations 10 The European Union's relations with MERCOSUR: The issue of interregional trade liberalization JORG FAUST 208 11 Europe-Latin America (EU-LAC) relations: Toward interregional coalition-building? ANDREW CRAWLEY 230 Africa-Europe relations 12 The European Union and Southern Africa: Interregionalism between vision and reality HERIBERT WEILAND 256 13 The Africa-Europe (Cairo summit) process: An expression of "symbolic politics" GORM RYE OLSEN 281 PART IV Comparative aspects and special cases 14 Comparing interregionalism: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) HANNS W. MAULL AND NURIA OKFEN 311 15 Beyond transregionalism: Monetary regionalism in East Asia HERIBERT DIETER AND RICHARD HIGGOTT 342 16 "Imagined" interregionalism: Europe's relations with the African, Carribbean and Pacific States (ACP) MARTIN HOLLAND 376 17 Hemispheric interregionalism: Power, domestic interests, and ideas in the Free Trade Association of the Americas (FTAA) STEFAN A. SCHIRM 408 18 Between regionalism and transregionalism: The Indian Ocean Rim - Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) CHRISTIAN WAGNER 431 PART V Conclusion 19 Interregionalism: An unfinished agenda JURGEN RULAND 448 Bibliography 481 Index -

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  • publication date: 09/09/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780415360579
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780415360579
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0415360579

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