- The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Framework of the Handbook and Conceptual Clarifications
- Old, New, and Comparative Regionalism: The History and Scholarly Development of the Field
- Theorizing Regionalism: Cooperation, Integration, and Governance
- Globalization, Domestic Politics, and Regionalism
- The Diffusion of Regionalism
- Regionalism Beyond EU-Centrism
- North America and the Transatlantic Area
- Latin America
- North Africa and the Middle East
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Regional Security Governance
- Regional Trade Governance
- Regional Monetary and Financial Governance
- Regional Development Governance
- Regional Social and Gender Governance
- Regional Environmental Governance
- Regional Migration Governance
- Regional Human Rights and Democracy Governance
- Regional Institutional Design
- Regional Dispute Settlement
- Regional Identities and Communities
- The Legitimacy of Regional Institutions
- Inter- and Transregionalism
- Three Cheers for Comparative Regionalism
- Index of Names
- Index of Subjects
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter provides a general overview of the Handbook of Comparative Regionalism. First, it establishes that the Handbook constitutes a major stock-taking attempt promoting truly comparative approaches across and within regions. The volume goes beyond state-led regional institution-building to include bottom-up societal regionalization processes as well as informal institutions and practices. The Handbook also encourages scholars of comparative regionalism to “de-center” the European Union and to treat it as a particular regional order among many others. Second, the chapter introduces and defines key terms of the Handbook including region, regionalism, regionalization, regional order, and regional governance. The chapter also provides an overview of the structure of the Handbook, its various parts and chapters.
Tanja A. Börzel is Professor of Political Science, holds a Jean Monnet Chair, and is director of the Center for European Integration, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Thomas Risse is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Director of the Center for Transnational Studies, Foreign and Security Policy (ATASP), and Director of the Collaborative Research Center “Governance in Areas of Limited Staatehood” (2005–2017), all at the Free University, Berlin.
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