Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 12 December 2019

Abstract and Keywords

NAFTA is only one instance of regionalism in North America. A number of smaller and more localized initiatives covering the economy, environment, security, and other issue-areas are also in place. All share limited institutional designs. Broader transatlantic initiatives, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), also constitute cases of regionalism in North America. The region has in turn experienced extensive regionalization: cross-border spaces where dense but also amorphous and fluid linkages of various kinds—migratory, cultural, epistemic, and more—are at work. This chapter examines the literatures on regionalism and regionalization in North America. It notes that those literatures have by and large developed separately. Yet, it also argues that comparative assessment of the two can be quite fruitful and more dialogue between the two camps would certainly be beneficial. The chapter concludes by identifying exciting future areas of research.

Keywords: North America, institutional design, regionalism, institutional design, regionalization

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.