Regionalism

Posted: 14 Oct 2010

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Edward Mansfield

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Political Science

Etel Solingen

University of California, Irvine - Department of Political Science

Date Written: June 2010

Abstract

We review and analyze some recent research on regionalism. We begin by discussing how various studies have defined regions and regionalism. Because much of the work has been conducted by economists, we then turn to a summary of the economics of regionalism. However, it is widely held that economic factors alone are insufficient to explain regionalism's causes and consequences and that political factors are centrally important. We analyze how domestic and international political factors have guided both economic regionalism and security regionalism. We conclude by outlining some avenues for future research, placing particular emphasis on the need to better integrate insights from political economy and international security in the study of regionalism.

Suggested Citation

Mansfield, Edward and Solingen, Etel, Regionalism (June 2010). Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 13, pp. 145-163, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1691311 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.polisci.13.050807.161356

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