State, Globalization and Multilateralism

The challenges of institutionalizing regionalism

  • Mario Telò

Part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism book series (UNSR, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mario Telò
    Pages 1-3
  3. State and Multilateralism: Systemic Change, Diversities and Challenges

  4. Globalization and the Transformation of the State: The Theoretical Debate

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-187

About this book


This volume presents a reconsideration of the concepts of State and political power within the evolving multilateral network of cooperation and conflict. By means of an innovating research strategy, it explains state resilience within global and regional governance while deepening the transformation of the traditional sovereign state concepts, including by emerging powers. Rather than considering the EU as an isolated case study, the book considers the EU as both a reference and a proactive player, which fosters a new research agenda both for comparative studies on regional cooperation and political theory. Lastly, in view of the currently emergent, unprecedented and asymmetrical, ‘multi-polar’ world, and of several forms of continent and instrumental multilateral cooperation, it considers the need for putting regionalism and democratic legitimacy at the very core of a normative and institutionalist research agenda for a ''new  multilateralism''.


China and Foreign policy Economic Multilateralism Executive Sovereignty Executive politics and power Global governance Global politics Regionalization State and Multilateralism State and Polical Economic Change State-transformation diffuse reciprocity and legitimacy discursive institutionalism international economic institutions neo- institutionalism stateness and democracy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Telò
    • 1
  1. 1., Institut d'Etudes EuropéennesUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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