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Regional Integration in the Global South

External Influence on Economic Cooperation in ASEAN, MERCOSUR and SADC

  • Sebastian¬†Krapohl

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sebastian Krapohl
    Pages 1-29
  3. Theory and Methods

  4. The Economic Structures of Different World Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Simon Fink, Daniel Rempe
      Pages 91-111
  5. Cases of Regional Cooperation and Defection in Developing Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Sebastian Krapohl
      Pages 115-146
    3. Katharina L. Meissner
      Pages 147-178
    4. Johannes Muntschick
      Pages 179-207
  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Sebastian Krapohl
      Pages 211-235
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-244

About this book


This book presents a theory of economic integration in developing regions, where the level of intraregional economic interdependence is low and the dependence on extra-regional economic relations is high. It argues that the success or failure of regional integration in the Global South is to a large degree dependent on the reaction of extra-regional actors in Europe, North America and Northeast Asia. In doing so, it demonstrates that longstanding European integration theories cannot be successfully applied to other world regions, where economic conditions are fundamentally different. By providing detailed empirical analyses that are systematic in their use of a common theoretical and methodological framework the authors fill a significant lacuna in our understanding of these issues. This edited volume will appeal to students and scholars of comparative regionalism, area studies and global governance.


Comparative Regionalism Globalisation EU studies Economic Cooperation Integration Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian¬†Krapohl
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the editors

Sebastian Krapohl is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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