The Origins and Development of Regional Ideas in the Americas

  • Louise Fawcett

Abstract

This chapter traces the role of ideas in shaping regional processes in the Americas. It provides a historical backcloth to the chapters which follow, and demonstrates that different forms of regionalism in the Americas have distinctive roots that have contributed to its evolution and current progress. What follows is necessarily a selective exercise since the time frame is long and the literature vast, but the attempt to draw out some key features in the history and development of regionalism is instructive within the book’s broader frame of reference.

Keywords

Economic Crisis Europe American Identity Argentina Boulder 

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