The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism - Effects on Regional Actors, Societies and Structures

Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group
ISBN 9780367554774
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Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism
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This edited book brings a new analytical angle to the study of comparative regionalism by focussing on the unintended consequences of interregional relations.

The book satisfies the need to go beyond the consideration of the success or failure of international policies. It sheds light on complex interactions involving multiple actors, individual and institutional, driven by various representations, interests and strategies, and which often result in unintended consequences that powerfully affect the socio-political context in which they unfold. By providing a new conceptual framework to understand how interregionalism brings about social change, the book examines the effects on the individual and institutional actors of interregional relations, and the effects on the social structures that constitute interregionalism. It also examines interregionalism’s transformational character for structures of regional and international governance, as well as societies.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students in the fields of comparative regionalism, interregionalism, EU studies, international and regional organisations, global governance and more broadly to international relations, international politics and (comparative) area studies.