Conclusions: State and New Multilateralism Facing an Unprecedented Multipolar World

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


The concluding chapter underlines the convergence amongst the book’s papers regarding relevant elements of the current research on state and multilateral cooperation.
  • The periodization of the post–Cold War era from the decade of liberal peace to the one of liberal war and of economic and financial crisis, conditioning the effectiveness of cooperation

  • The emergence of a multiactor, multinetworks, multilevel, multidimensional, multilateral cooperation within the globalized world

  • The transformed role of states: of states sovereignty and of state’s democracy

  • The coming back of a pressing democratic agenda, both domestically and internationally, because of the negative impact of the globalization and of missing global governance

  • The EU as no longer a model of multilateral cooperation, but as a sophisticated institutionalized reference for a more diffuse, deeper, democratically founded multilateral cooperation


Global Governance Regional Cooperation Regional Entity Democratic Legitimacy Chinese Political Science 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for European StudiesUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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