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Early, old, new and comparative regionalism: the scholarly development of the field

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Söderbaum, Fredrik

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Corporate Editor Freie Universität Berlin, FB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft Kolleg-Forschergruppe "The Transformative Power of Europe"
Abstract By tracing the intellectual roots and main characteristics of the scholarly debates on regionalism in different time periods, this Working Paper seeks to contribute to the consolidation of a fragmented field of study in search of its own intellectual history. The paper identifies four main intellectual phases: early regionalism, old regionalism (in both Europe and the developing world), new regionalism, and the current phase of regionalism, referred to as comparative regionalism. It argues that progress in the study of (comparative) regionalism requires a better understanding of the intellectual roots of the field and an acknowledgment of the many types of regions that have occurred in many different historical contexts.
Keywords regionalism; scientific discipline; comparative research; regional integration; European integration; regionalization; region
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Political Science
Free Keywords Comparative Regionalism; New Regionalism; History of the Discipline; Intellectual History
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
City Berlin
Page/Pages 27 p.
Series KFG Working Paper Series, 64
ISSN 1868-7601
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications