By Tanja A. Borzel, Thomas Risse
The Oxford guide of Comparative Regionalism - the 1st of its style - deals a scientific and wide-ranging survey of the scholarship on regionalism, regionalization, and neighborhood governance.
Unpacking the most important debates, major authors of the sector synthesize the state-of-the-art, supply a consultant to the comparative research of regionalism, and establish destiny avenues of study. Twenty-seven chapters assessment the theoretical and empirical scholarship in regards to the emergence of regionalism, the institutional layout of neighborhood businesses and issue-specific governance, in addition to the results of regionalism and its courting with strategies of regionalization. The authors discover theories of cooperation, integration, and diffusion explaining the increase and different varieties of regionalism. The guide additionally discusses the state-of-the-art at the global areas: North the United States, Latin the USA, Europe, Eurasia, Asia, North Africa and the center East, and Sub-Saharan Africa. a number of chapters survey the literature on neighborhood governance in significant factor parts reminiscent of defense and peace, alternate and finance, atmosphere, migration, social and gender guidelines, in addition to democracy and human rights. eventually, the instruction manual engages in cross-regional comparisons in regards to institutional layout, dispute cost, identities and groups, legitimacy and democracy, in addition to inter- and transregionalism.