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Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: by Louis Brennan, Philomena Murray

By Louis Brennan, Philomena Murray

This e-book examines the drivers of regionalism and integration in either Europe and Asia and seeks to forge comparative views among the 2 regions.

Comprising contributions from students, analysts and policymakers, this quantity explores and debates how and why local our bodies comparable to the ecu Union (EU) and the organization of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) are shaped and sustained. moreover, it examines the drivers of, and impediments to, regionalism and integration. The debates concerning what and who represent drivers are offered in a clean, thematic and finished demeanour. management and center states also are seriously tested, when fabric, ideational and normative components are all assessed relatively. considerably, in gentle of the worldwide monetary hindrance, the booklet considers the function of difficulty as a motive force of regionalism and integration.

This e-book can be of curiosity to scholars, students and policymakers drawn to Asian and eu politics and comparative politics.

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Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative perspectives

This ebook examines the drivers of regionalism and integration in either Europe and Asia and seeks to forge comparative views among the 2 areas. Comprising contributions from students, analysts and policymakers, this quantity explores and debates how and why neighborhood our bodies resembling the eu Union (EU) and the organization of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) are shaped and sustained.

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What, if any, regionalism or regional integration is driven as a response to perceived threats (real or otherwise)? What impact do crises have on regionalism and integration in Asia and Europe? What factors are internal to the ‘region’ and which are external to the ‘region’? To what extent, if any, is there a balance between endogenous and exogenous factors driving this phenomenon of regionalism, and indeed interregionalism? What is the role of interregionalism in driving regional integration? Is there anything to learn from the EU experience or the Asian experience?

Murray, eds, Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives (London: Routledge): 328–343. Fawcett, L. (2015) ‘Drivers of Regional Integration: Historical and Comparative Perspectives’, in L. Brennan and P. Murray, eds, Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia: Comparative Perspectives (London: Routledge): 34–51. Fawcett, L. and Gandois, H. (2010) ‘Regionalism in Africa and the Middle East: Implications for EU Studies’, Journal of European Integration 32(6): 617–636.

It is argued that governments create regional integration institutions to enhance the predictability of interactions with other governments, and of the outcomes emanating from those interactions. However, institutions, once established, have a habit of taking on ‘a life of their own’ in the sense that they evolve in ways not foreseen by their creators, and generate ‘path dependencies’ that not only constrain national actors, but also constitute ‘normative vessels’ imbued with their own beliefs, procedures and values.

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