Regionalisms Before and After the ‘Global’ Crisis: From Rebalancing to Reordering?
the rise of emerging societies is a major turn in globalization and holds significant emancipatory potential. North-South relations have been dominant for 200 years and now an East-South turn is taking shape. The 2008 economic crisis is part of a global rebalancing process.
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Regions cut across every dimension in the study of world politics: for their proponents, they even constitute the study of IR [International Relations].
As one eminent scholar of regions notes,
KeywordsState Capitalism Great Lake Region International Political Economy Economic Partnership Agreement Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
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