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By Timothy M. Shaw, J. Andrew Grant, Scarlett Cornelissen

Ecu reports more and more realize the salience of latest local insights. for this reason, this number of unique essays presents a vast assessment of regionalism, including particular analyses at the building, actions, and implications of either validated and rising examples of formal political and financial corporations in addition to casual nearby entities and networks. geared toward students and scholars drawn to the ongoing development of regionalism, The Ashgate learn better half to Regionalisms is a key source to realizing the key debates within the box. prepared into 3 major sections, this quantity bargains with a variety of concerns protecting the next very important examine parts: -Section one covers theoretical and methodological techniques to the examine of validated and formal regionalism, rising and casual regionalism, inter-regionalism, and degrees of regionalism. -Section presents distinctive case-studies of proven and formal regionalisms: ecu, NAFTA, ASEAN, SAARC, OAS, MERCOSUR, AU, ECOWAS, and SADC. -Section 3 bargains case-studies that examine rising and casual regionalisms in Oceania, the Arab League, BRICSAM, and the Commonwealth(s) in addition to thought-provoking chapters on micro-regional strategies glaring in spatial improvement projects, transnational gangs, transfrontier conservation parts, and the migration-conflict nexus in typical source sectors. With the learn of regionalism turning into an more and more vital a part of politics, diplomacy, improvement, and international stories classes, this finished quantity is a priceless addition for school room use.

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Thus the experience of such actors in levels and eras of regionalisms as well as hemispheric and global summits is instructive. A 2007 UNECLAC working group report captures the contemporary scene: seven Associate Member Countries – Anguilla, Aruba, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands – of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) as part of the UN’s Regional Commission, ECLAC. In addition to this, a trio of these, all anglophone and formally British, are Associate Members of the OECS (Anguilla, BVI, and Montserrat), with which Puerto Rico is also associated in a formal agreement on functional cooperation.

Bart Gaens then considers the nature and dynamics of inter-regionalism through review of relations between the EU and East Asia, concretised through the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. Inter-regionalism, according to Gaens, is part of the tapestry of global governance to which regions, singly and collectively, contribute. The second and third parts of the volume present case studies of regionalism that is, respectively, predominantly formal or state-led, and is shaped by a mixture of informal, state and non-state actors and forces.

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