Cover; Contents; List of Figures, Tables and Planispheres; Notes on Contributors; Foreword to the Third Edition: Regionalism - A New Paradigm?; Preface to the Third Edition and Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Globalization, New Regionalism and the Role of the European Union; Part I: Theoretical Perspectives; 1 Regional Blocs, World Order and the New Medievalism; 2 The Political Economy of New Regionalism and World Governance; 3 Cultural Difference, Regionalization and Globalization; 4 Alternative Models of Regional Cooperation?
Stemming from an international and multidisciplinary network of leading specialists, this best-selling text is fully updated with new chapter additions. With the first edition prepared at the end of the last century and the second edition adding inter-regional relations, this new edition focuses on competing models of regional cooperation within a multipolar world and the role of the European Union.
This student-friendly textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to globalization studies and the European Union within a multipolar world. It provides its readers with critical analysis of the key concepts of multilateral global and regional governance and Europe's role in the world; and this in an accessible and intelligible fashion. This volume collects contributions by eminent scholars from world class universities from five different continents. As such, this unique exercise in transnational multi-disciplinary cooperation, provides extensive coverage of the main issues pertaining to mul.
Part 1. State and multilateralism: systemic change, diversities and challenges -- State and Multilateralism: History and Perspectives / Mario Telo -- The Changing World Order: From the Opening of the Berlin Wall to the Financial Crash / Andrew Gamble -- Economic Multilateralism: A Search for Legitimacy and Coherence in the Early Twenty-first Century / Richard Higgott -- International Responsibility, Multilateralism, and China's Foreign Policy / Chen Zhimin -- Part 2. Globalization and the Transformation of the State: The Theoretical Debate -- The State and Political Economic Change: Beyond Rational Choice and Historical Institutionalism to Discursive Institutionalism / Vivien A. Schmidt -- Globalization, Regionalization and Stateness / Thomas Meyer -- The Rise of Executive Sovereignty in the Era of Globalization / Andreas Vasilache -- Conclusions: State and New Multilateralism Facing an Unprecedented Multipolar World / Mario Telo
Stemming from an international and multidisciplinary network of leading specialists, this best-selling text is fully updated with new chapter additions. The new edition highlights external relations in the framework of the development of regional arrangements within the globalized world of the 21st century.