Regionalism, globalisation and international order: Europe and Southeast Asia

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New regionalism and globalization have been prominent themes in academic and political debates since the beginning of the 1990s. Despite the considerable amount of scholarly attention that the new regionalism has received in recent years, its full empirical and theoretical potential has yet to be fully investigated. This illuminating study provides an overview of new avenues in theorizing regionalism and proposes a consolidated framework for analysis and comparison. Offering a comparative historical perspective of European and Southeast Asian regionalism, it presents new and imaginative insights into the theory and practice of regionalism and the links between regional developments, globalization and international order. Contents: Introduction; Regionalism and integration theory the first wave: traditional approaches; New regionalism the second wave: towards a framework for comparative regionalism; Regionalism in the EU and ASEAN during the Cold War: the first wave; Second-wave regionalism: the post-Cold War period; Identifying regions: emerging regional identities in Europe and East Asia; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFarnham
Number of pages222
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7546-8874-7
ISBN (Print)978-0-7546-4845-1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2008

Publication series

NameThe international political economy of new regionalisms

Bibliographical note

Reprinted by permission of the Publishers from 'Introduction', in Regionalism, Globalisation and International Order ed. Jens-Uwe Wunderlich, (Farnham etc.: Ashgate, 2008. Copyright © 2008.


  • new regionalism
  • globalization
  • academic and political debates
  • regionalism
  • theorizing regionalism
  • comparative historical perspective


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