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Interregionalism and the European Union: A Post-Revisionist Approach to Europe's Place in a Changing World

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Edited by: Frederik Ponjaert, Louise Fawcett, Mario Telo

ISBN13: 9781472473264
Published: October 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £32.99

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Is the EU isolated within the emergent multipolar world? Concentrating on interregional relations and focussing on the European Union's (EU) evolving international role with regards to regional cooperation, this innovative book collects a set of fresh empirical analyses of interregional ties binding the EU with its Eastern and Southern neighbourhood, as well as with Asia, Africa and the Americas.

The 25 leading authors from 5 continents have contributed original and diverse chapters and the book advances a novel theoretical 'post-revisionist' approach beyond both the Eurocentrism of 'Europe First' perspectives as well as the Euroscepticism of those advocating to simply move 'Beyond Europe'.

After a Foreword by A. Acharya, the book's five sections reflect the main drivers of EU interregional policies: The European Union as a Sophisticated Laboratory of Regional and Interregional Cooperation (with chapters by M. Telo, L. Fawcett and T. Risse), De Facto Drivers of Regionalism (F. Ponjaert, M.Shu, A. Valladao and C. Jakobeit), De Jure Drivers of Regionalism (S. Lavenex, C. Jakobeit, R. Coman, C. Cocq & S. Teo L-Shah), Cognitive Drivers of Regionalism (J. Ruland, E. Fitriani, S. Stavridis & S. Kingah, P. Bacon), and Instrumental Drivers of Regionalism (B. Delcourt, C. Olsson & G. Muller, A. Malamud & P. Seabra and L. Fioramonti & J. Kostopoulos).

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Foreword, Amitav Acharya
Introduction, Mario Telo, Louise Fawcett and Frederik Ponjaert.

Part I European Integration Studies as a Reference for Regional and Interregional Cooperation: Contribution to a periodization of comparative regionalist studies, Mario Telo
Regionalism by emulation: considerations across time and space, Louise Fawcett
The EU and the diffusion of regionalism, Tanja A. Borzel and Thomas Risse
Three reasons for reasserting the autonomy of a regionalist and interregionalist research agenda, Mario Telo.

Part II European Interregionalism and De Facto Drivers of Regional Cooperation: The EU and economic regionalism in East Asia, Min Shu
Europe and Latin America: differing routes for regional integration, Alfredo Valladao
Economic partnership agreements (EPAs) with Sub-Saharan Africa, Cord Jakobeit.

Part III European Interregionalism and De Jure Drivers of Regional Cooperation: The European Union and the promotion of democracy through interregional relations, Giovanni Finizio
Regionalism as an element of external EU migration policy, Sandra Lavenex
Countering terrorism: challenges and opportunities in ASEAN-EU cooperation, Celine Cocq and Sarah Teo
Drivers of interregional cooperation: the rise and consolidation of a European rule of law regime, Ramona Coman and Frederik Ponjaert.

Part IV European Interregionalism and Cognitive Drivers of Regional Cooperation: European norms torn between the universal and regional levels?, Barbara Delcourt
The European Union's interregional human rights strategies in Northeast and Southeast Asia, Paul Bacon
ASEAN and EU cooperative cultures at the Asia-Europe meeting, Evi Fitriani
The unintended consequences of interregional democracy promotion, Jurgen Ruland
European Parliament and interregional dialogue: the case of responsibility to protect, Stelios Stavridis and Stephen Kingah.

Part V European Interregionalism and Instrumental Drivers of Regional Cooperation: The EU and NATO's comprehensive approaches in Afghanistan and Somalia: interregional or intraregional?, Christian Olsson and Gustavo Gayger Muller
Challenging the political and security dimensions of EU-LAC interregionalism, Andres Malamud and Pedro Seabra
EU-Africa interregional relations and the role of South Africa, Lorenzo Fioramonti and John Kotsopoulos
Conclusions, Mario Telo, Louise Fawcett and Frederik Ponjaert.