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Globalization, Regionalization and Business

Conflict, Convergence and Influence


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

About this book


The book provides new insight into the role of organised business interests. It supports the concept of political economy and demonstrates how it transcends the limitations of CPE or IPE, to form a coherent whole. The book maps the conflict, convergence and influence of organized business interests in the context of regional integration.


conflict desegregation economy globalization Integration Nation political economy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

About the authors

MARC SCHELHASE is a lecturer in the Defence Studies Department, King's College London, UK. Marc has previously taught at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham and he is also a member of the Open World Initiative of the Evian Group.

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'Based on empirical research in the region, this book provides us with valuable new insights about the organisation of business interests in Mercosur countries informed by relevant theoretical frameworks.'

- Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK

'In Globalization, Regionalization and Business Schelhase provides a compelling analysis of a topic that will be a critical component of policy and academic analysis in the years ahead. The world business environment is being redefined by the emergence of new actors and new 'paradigms' where inter-linkages between regional and global markets on the one hand will become increasingly complex, as will the interface between business especially emerging regional/global businesses in emerging markets and governments on the other. The detailed and original empirical work the author brings to the Mercosur, a key region of the 21st century world economy, carries broader theoretical and policy implications. This book is a very effective compass in navigating the turbulent and uncharted waters of the 21st century world economy.'

- Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Professor of International Political Economy, IMD,& Founding Director of The Evian Group