Globalization, Regionalization and Cross-Border Regions

  • Markus Perkmann
  • Ngai-Ling Sum

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Theoretical Approaches

  4. European Cross-Border Cooperation

  5. Growth Triangles in East Asia

  6. Cross-Border Cooperation in North America

  7. Cross-Border Cooperation in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 263-266

About this book


Cross-border regions are newly emerging social spaces stretching across national borders. Globalization makes national borders more permeable and leads to a rearrangement of economic and political interactions. This is particularly pronounced within supra-regional blocs featuring specific internal border regimes. The ensuing opportunities are increasingly seized to create border-spanning discourses and institutions. This is illustrated in the book by a range of experts analyzing cross-border regions in Europe, America, East Asia and Africa.


Europe European Union (EU) globalization Governance Institution interaction Nation Polis political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Perkmann
    • 1
  • Ngai-Ling Sum
    • 2
  1. 1.Management CentreUniversity of LeicesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of LancasterUK

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