Comparative Regionalism: Tracing the Field’s Consolidation

  • Kevin Parthenay


The encapsulation of comparative regionalism as a “field” implies a common understanding of what is meant by regionalism. In that respect, the ontological exercise has produced an infinite number of definitions and conceptual developments. Added and linked to the ontological debate, the field has progressively been built upon divisions and a great heterogeneity of theoretical positions. The intellectual history of comparative regionalism is the result of a long-lasting process of academic production. This chapter looks back on an intellectual field that has gradually been consolidated.


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  • Kevin Parthenay
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  1. 1.Sciences PoParisFrance

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