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Relevant Literature

The objective of the research project is to contribute to the academic debates on new regionalisms and on comparative regionalisms. In its approach it draws from insights gained in the spatial turn in social sciences. Below find a selection of the literature that the project engages with.

New Regionalisms


Acharya, Amitav (2007): The Emerging Regional Architecture of World Politics, in: World Politics: 59 (04), S.629–652.
Börzel, Tanja Anita; Goltermann, Lukas; Lohaus, Mathis (Eds.) (2012): Roads to Regionalism. Genesis, Design, and Effects of Regional Organizations. Farnham: Ashgate.
Breslin, Shaun; Higgott, Richard; Rosamond, Ben (Eds.) (2002): New Regionalisms in the Global Political Economy. Theories and Cases. London: Routledge.
Breslin, Shaun; Croft, Stuart (Eds.) (2012): Comparative Regional Security Governance. London: Routledge.
Breslin, Shaun; Hook, Glenn Dawson (Eds.) (2002): Microregionalism and Wold Order. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Buzan, Barry; Wæver, Ole (2003): Regions and Powers. The Structure of International Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
  Bøås, Morton; Marchand, Marianne Helena; Shaw, Timothy M. (Ed.) (2005): The Political Economy of Regions and Regionalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Crocker, Chester (Ed.) (2011): Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World. Washington, D.C: U.S. Institute of Peace Press.
Farrell, Mary; Hettne, Björn; van Langenhove, Luk (Eds.) (2005): Global Politics of Regionalism. Theory and Practice. London: Pluto Press.
Fioramonti, Lorenzo (2012): Regions and Crises. New Challenges for Contemporary Regionalisms. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Henderson, Ailsa (2011): Why Regions Matter. Small Worlds in Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge.
Hettne, Björn; Inotai, András; Sunkel, Osvaldo (Eds.) (1999): Globalism and the New Regionalism. London: Basingstoke Macmillan.
Hurrell, Andrew (2007): One World? Many Worlds? The Place of Regions in the Study of International Society. In: International Affairs 83 (1), S. 127–146.
Hurrell, Andrew; Fawcett, Louise L'Estrange (Eds.) (1995): Regionalism in World Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Loughlin, John (Eds.) (2012): Routledge Handbook of Regionalism & Federalism. London: Routledge.
Mansfield, Edward; Milner, Helen (Eds.) (1997): The Political Economy of Regionalism. New York: Columbia University Press.
  Perkmann, Markus; Sum, Ngai-Ling (2002): Globalization, Regionalization, and Cross-Border Regions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Rosamond, Ben (2000): Theories of European Integration. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Shaw, Timothy M.; Grant, John Andrew; Cornelissen, Scarlett (2011): The Ashgate Research Companion to Regionalisms. Farnham: Ashgate.
Söderbaum, Fredrik; Shaw, Timothy M. (Eds.) (2003): Theories of New Regionalism. A Palgrave Reader. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Solingen, Etel (2012): Comparative Regionalism. Economics and Security. London: Routledge.
Tavares, Rodrigo (2010): Regional Security. The Capacity of International Organizations. London: Routledge.
van Langenhove, Luk (2011): Building Regions. The Regionalization of World Order. Farnham: Ashgate.
Väyrynen, Raimo (2003): Regionalism. Old and New. In: International studies review 5 (1), S. 25–51.

Spatial Turn

Agnew, John (1994): The Territorial Trap. The Geographical Assumptions of International Relations Theory. In: Review of International Political Economy 1 (1), S. 53–80.
Agnew, John (2009): Globalization and Sovereignty. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Agnew, John; Mitchell, Katharyne; Toal, Gerard (Eds.) (2003): A Companion to Political Geography. Malden: Blackwell Publishers.
Appadurai, Arjun (2003): Sovereignty without Territoriality. Notes for a Postnational Geography. In: Setha Low and Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga (Eds.): The Anthropology of Space and Place. Locating Culture. Malden: Blackwell Publishers, S. 337–349.
Engel, Ulf; Middell, Matthias (Eds.) (2010): Theoretiker der Globalisierung. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag.
Harrison, John (2006): Re-Reading the New Regionalism: A Sympathetic Critique, in: Space & Polity: 10 (1), S.21–46.
Harvey, David (2010): The Condition of Postmodernity. An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change. Malden: Blackwell Publishers.
Harvey, David (2006): Spaces of global capitalism. Towards a theory of uneven geographical development. London, New York, NY: Verso.
MacLeod, Gordon / Jones, Martin (2001): Renewing the Geography of Regions, in: Environment & Planning D: Society & Space: 19 (6), S.669–695.
Middell, Matthias; Naumann, Katja (2010): Global History and the Spatial Turn. From the Impact of Area Studies to the Study of Critical Junctures of Globalization. In: Journal of Global History 5 (01), S. 149–170.
Paasi, Anssi (2009): The Resurgence of the ‘Region’ and ‘Regional Identity’: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Observations on Regional Dynamics in Europe, in: Review of International Studies: 35 (Supplement S1), S.121–146.



Bach, Daniel C. (1999): Regionalization in Africa. Integration & disintegration. Oxford: James Currey.
Engel, Ulf; Nugent, Paul (Eds.) (2010): Respacing Africa. Leiden: Brill.
Engel, Ulf; Porto, João Gomes (eds.) (2010): Africa's new peace and security architecture, Promoting norms, institutionalzing solutions, Global security in a changing world, Farnham: Ashgate.
Grant, John Andrew; Söderbaum, Fredrik (2003): The New Regionalism in Africa. Farnham: Ashgate.
Hentz, James J. (2005): South Africa and the logic of regional cooperation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Nathan, Laurie (2012): Community of Insecurity. SADC's Struggle for Peace and Security in Southern Africa. Farnham: Ashgate.
Oosthuizen, Gabriël (2006): The Southern African Development Community. The organisation, its policies and prospects. Midrand: Institute for Global Dialogue.
Söderbaum, Fredrik; Taylor, Ian (2008): Afro-Regions. The Dynamics of Cross-Border Micro-Regionalism in Africa. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Global.
Söderbaum, Fredrik; Tavares, Rodrigo (2009): Problematizing Regional Organizations in African Security. In: African Security 2 (2-3), S. 69–81.

Latin America

Briceño Ruiz, José; Marleny Bustamante, Ana (Eds.) (2002): La integración latinoamericana: entre el regionalismo y la globalización. Mérida: Universidad de los Andes.

Cason, Jeffrey W. (2011): The Political Economy of Integration. The experience of Mercosur. Abingdon: Routledge.
Franca Filho, Marcílio Toscana; Lixinski, Lucas; Olmos Giupponi, María Belén (Eds.) (2010): The Law of MERCOSUR. Oxford: Hart.
Gardini, Gian Luca (2010): The Origins of Mercosur. Democracy and Regionalization in South America. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Gardini, Gian Luca (2012): Latin America in the 21st Century. Nations, Regionalism, Globalization. New York: Zed Books.
Gómez-Mera, Laura (2008): How ‘New’ is the ‘New Regionalism’ in the Americas? The Case of MERCOSUR. In: Journal of International Relations and Development 11 (3), S. 279–308.
Gómez-Mera, Laura (2013): Power and Regionalism in Latin America. The Politics of Mercosur. Notre Dame, U.S.: University Of Notre Dame Press.
Gürcan, Efe Can (2010): New Regionalisms and Radical Identity Formation in Latin America. Towards an “Alter-Global” Paradigm. In: Journal of Social Research & Policy 1 (2), S. 19-33.
Lombaerde, Philippe de; Kochi, Shigeru; Briceño Ruíz, José (Eds.) (2008): Del Regionalismo Latinoamericano a la Integración Interregional. 1. Aufl. Madrid: Fundación Carolina.

Riggirozzi, Pía; Tussie, Diana (Eds.) (2012): The Rise of Post-Hegemonic Regionalism. The Case of Latin America. New York: Springer.


Armstrong, David; Bello, Valeria; Gilson, Julie; Spini, Debora (Eds.) (2010): Civil Society and International Governance. The role of non-state actors in the EU, Africa, Asia and Middle East. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis.
Duina, Francesco G. (2006): The social construction of free trade. The European Union, NAFTA, and MERCOSUR. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press.
Fioramonti, Lorenzo (Eds.) (2012): Regionalisms in a Changing World. Comparative Perspectives in the New Global Order. London: Routledge.
Grugel, Jean; Hout, Wil (1999): Regionalism across the North-South Divide. State Strategies and Globalization. London: Routledge.
Katzenstein, Peter (2005): A World of Regions. Asia and Europe in the American Imperium. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Lombaerde, Philippe de (Ed.) (2006): Assessment and Measurement of Regional Integration. London: Routledge.
Ribeiro Hoffmann, Andrea; van der Vleuten, Johanna Maria (Eds.) (2007): Closing or widening the gap? Legitimacy and democracy in regional integration organizations. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Scott, James Wesley (2009): De-Coding New Regionalism. Shifting Socio-Political Contexts in Central Europe and Latin America. Farnham: Ashgate.
Söderbaum, Fredrik; Sbragia, Alberta (2010): EU Studies and the ‘New Regionalism’. What can be Gained from Dialogue? In: Journal of European Integration 32 (6), S. 563–582.
Warleigh‐Lack, Alex; van Langenhove, Luk (2010): Rethinking EU Studies. The Contribution of Comparative Regionalism. In: Journal of European Integration 32 (6), S. 541–562.
Wunderlich, Jens-Uwe (2007): Regionalism, Globalisation and International Order. Europe and Southeast Asia. Farnham: Ashgate.
Warleigh, Alex; Rosamond, Ben; Robinson, Nick T. (Eds.) (2011): New Regionalism and the European Union. Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions. London: Routledge.