Intersecting Interregionalism

Regions, Global Governance and the EU

  • Francis Baert
  • Tiziana Scaramagli
  • Fredrik Söderbaum

Part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism book series (UNSR, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Francis Baert, Tiziana Scaramagli, Fredrik Söderbaum
    Pages 1-12
  3. Theorising Interregionalism

  4. Regional Actors and Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Francis Baert, Tiziana Scaramagli, Fredrik Söderbaum
      Pages 169-182
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-196

About this book


Intersecting Interregionalism moves beyond narrow understandings of regions and interregionalism that dominate the research field by focusing on the polymorphous nature of the concepts under study, theoretical advances and the empirical challenges ahead. Written by leading experts in the field, the ultimate aim of the book is to contribute to a more relevant and nuanced comparative research agenda on interregionalism in Europe and elsewhere.

The volume is divided into two parts. The first provides an overview of several distinctive theoretical perspectives, with particular emphasis on the dynamic relationship between regions and interregionalism. The second part of the book uncovers the diversity of regional actors and institutions that are engaged in the creation of contemporary interregionalism. The EU is used as an entry point and detailed case studies explore the role of EU member states, the Council, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Court of Justice, in order to map out a patchwork of intersecting interregionalisms around the world.


Changing nature of world politics Conceptualisation of Interregionalism in the EU Current Regionalism and Interregionalism in East Asia Current Regionalism and Interregionalism in Latin America European Studies Perspectives Hybrid Interregionalism International Relations Theory Interregionalism and International Relations Multilateral Security Governance Pure interregionalism Regional Actorship Regional Organisation Regionalism in the European Union Research on Interregionalism Security Studies in the European Studies Study of Interregionalism Triadic Europe–Asia Relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Francis Baert
    • 1
  • Tiziana Scaramagli
    • 2
  • Fredrik Söderbaum
    • 3
  1. 1.UNU-CRISBrugesBelgium
  2. 2.United Nations UniversityParisFrance
  3. 3.University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7565-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7566-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9848
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9856
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