Is the EU isolated within the emergent multipolar world? Concentrating on interregional relations and focussing on the European Union’s (EU) evolving international role with regards to regional cooperation, this innovative book collects a set of fresh empirical analyses of interregional ties binding the EU with its Eastern and Southern neighbourhood, as well as with Asia, Africa and the Americas. The 25 leading authors from 5 continents have contributed original and diverse chapters and the book advances a novel theoretical ‘post-revisionist’ approach beyond both the Eurocentrism of ‘Europe First’ perspectives as well as the Euroscepticism of those advocating to simply move ‘Beyond Europe’.
Besides its’ three editors, Louise Fawcett, Mario Telò & Frederik Ponjaert; the book includes contributions by Paul Bacon, Tanja A. Börzel, Céline Cocq, Ramona Coman, Barbara Delcourt, Giovanni Finizio, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Evi Fitriani, Cord Jakobeit, Stephan Kingah, John Kotsopoulos, Sandra Lavenex, Andrés Malamud, Gustavo G. Müller, Christian Olsson, Thomas Risse, Jürgen Rüland, Pedro Seabra, Sarah Teo, Min Shu, Stelios Stavridis, and Alfredo Da Gama E Abreu Valladão.
‘This excellent book, focusing on agreements between the EU and its partners, provides a theoretically and empirically rich analysis of different forms of interregionalism. By systematically building on previous research in this area, it provides insights that will stimulate both academic and policy debate.’— Vinod K. Aggarwal, University of California, Berkeley, USA
'Breaking with traditional approaches, this book analyses the EU as a laboratory of experiments in regional and interregional cooperation. It is a major new contribution to regionalism studies and will be essential reading both for its fresh insights and the quality of its contributors.— Andrew Gamble, Oxford University & University of Sheffield, UK
‘The present Volume is a timely and valuable contribution not only to the study of interregionalism, but also of world order more generally. It offers the most ambitious and wide-ranging survey of interregionalism available to the date. It also sets the stage for further research into the conditions and prospects of interregionalism, which assumes increasing importance in coping with the challenges of a multiplex world.’— Amitav Acharya, American University, Washington DC, USA