This book discusses the impact of cultural diversities and identities on regional and interregional cooperation, as well as on multilateralism.

Employing a comparative approach to organizations such as ASEAN, MERCOSUR, SAARC, and the African and European Unions, this volume seeks to understand their distinctive features and patterns of interaction. It also explores the diffusion of multidimensional interregional relations, including but not limited to the field of trade. Scholars from several disciplines and four continents offer insights concerning the consequences of both multiple modernities and the rise of authoritarian populism for regionalism, interregionalism, and multilateralism. The Covid-19 pandemic confirmed the decline of hegemonic multilateralism.  Among alternative possible scenarios for global governance, the "new multilateralism" receives special attention.

This book will be of key interest to European/EU studies, economics, history, cultural studies, international relations, international political economy, security studies, and international law.

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ByThomas Meyer, Mario Telò
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part I|78 pages

Multiple modernities and regional/interregional multilateralism

chapter 1|19 pages

Constrained diversity

Modernities, regionalism, and polyvalent globalism in world politics
ByPeter J. Katzenstein
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chapter 2|12 pages

Multiple modernities and regional multilateralism

A political–cultural point of view
ByThomas Meyer
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chapter 3|18 pages

Transnational governance and multiple multilateralisms

ByYaqing Qin
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part II|34 pages

History and drivers of regional cooperation

chapter 5|13 pages

The future of regionalism

Competing varieties of regional cooperation
ByAndrew Gamble
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chapter 6|19 pages

The evolution of competitive latin–american regionalism

ByLouise Fawcett
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part III|90 pages

Case studies

chapter 7|14 pages

Russia and eurasian regionalism

How does it fit into comparative regionalism research?
ByAlexander Libman
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chapter 8|23 pages

Chinese multilateralism in central and southeast asia

A relational perspective
ByJianwei Wang, Weiqing Song
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chapter 9|12 pages

South asia between nationalism and regionalism

ByUmmu Salma Bava
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chapter 10|10 pages

Multilateralizing regionalism in east asia

ByMoonsung Kang
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chapter 11|14 pages

The asia–europe meeting (ASEM)

Multilateral interregionalism beyond trade relations
ByEvi Fitriani
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chapter 12|15 pages

Is the world ready for cooperative multipolarity?

ByAntonio de Aguiar Patriota
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