Rebuilding regions in times of crises: the future of Europe and the ‘voice’ of citizens

Lorenzo Fioramonti Crises, like those gripping Europe, tend to expose the process and practice of regional governance as technocratic and elite-driven. But citizens and civil society may well demand more voice and power, in a ‘politicisation’ of regions. In a globalizing world, where old and new evolutions challenge traditional decision making and (nation) states find it increasingly […]

Alternative Regionalisms and Civil Society: Setting a Research Agenda

Shaun Breslina and Richard Higgottb This paper places the contemporary study of regionalism in historical context. It argues that the study of regionalism has occurred in two waves. The first gathered pace as a sub-field of International Relations from the late 1950s and the second emerged in the context of the globalisation of the late […]

Regionalisms Futures: The Challenges for Civil Society

Shaun Breslina and Richard Higgottb This paper places the contemporary study of regionalism in historical context. It argues that the study of regionalism has occurred in two waves. The first gathered pace as a sub-field of International Relations from the late 1950s and the second emerged in the context of the globalisation of the late […]

Alternative Regionalisms: Why and How?

International Metalworkers’ Federation Development of an alternative economic program has been a major priority for the IMF and its affiliates under the 2001-2005 Action Program. The topic has been discussed thoroughly at many IMF meetings at the world, buy regional and sectoral level with the aim of clarifying and defining exactly what an alternative economic […]

Rethinking the Trading System

Dot Keet The new alternative regionalisms being promoted by social movements are ‘alternative’ to the increasingly neoliberal directions being taken, information pills and the regional trade and investment liberalization programmes being adopted or reinforced in the existing regional groupings of countries of the South. Social movement strategies for alternative regionalisms are also designed to counter […]

The Ascent of Regional Integration

Andres Musacchio Las teorías económicas tradicionales proponen un modelo de interpretación de los procesos de integración que permite analizarlos con un conjunto de herramientas standard, look mediante las cuales se los reduce a un conjunto de elementos comunes a todos ellos. De allí que las diferencias entre las diversas experiencias quedan reducidas a una cuestión […]

Governmental Regionalism: Power/ Knowledge and Neoliberal Regional Integration in Asia and Latin America

Shaun Breslina and Richard Higgottb This paper places the contemporary study of regionalism in historical context. It argues that the study of regionalism has occurred in two waves. The first gathered pace as a sub-field of International Relations from the late 1950s and the second emerged in the context of the globalisation of the late […]