The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Comparative Regionalism: A Comment on Sbragia
Philippe De Lombaerde
United Nations University (UNU-CRIS)
JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 675-681, 2011
In a recent article in JCMS, Alberta Sbragia argued that the field of comparative regionalism features a number of deficiencies, and that these deficiencies are such that the very existence of comparative regionalism as a field of study can be questioned. Although she rightly points to a number of conceptual and methodological problems that comparative regionalism is facing, this short article challenges various of the points she is raising and indicates why comparative regionalism is an important and promising area for research.
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Date posted: April 5, 2011
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