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Palgrave Macmillan

Regionalizing Global Crises

The Financial Crisis and New Frontiers in Regional Governance

ISBN 9781137347565
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International Political Economy Series

How are global crises, such as the current financial crisis, responded and dealt with? What are the consequences? Are there any links between regionalism and global crises in terms of stimuli, processes, and consequences? This edited volume brings together a range of examples to illustrate the development and importance of regional actors in the global governance of the political economy.

Regionalising Global Crises highlights the regional level dynamics that exacerbate or contribute to solving the global economic crisis. It also explores the potential for change in the governance of the global political economy and international financial architecture by assessing the current and past financial crises through regional lenses. In particular, it addresses the debates that have emerged on the roles of regions and regional actors by undertaking empirical investigation of the impact of the crises on Africa, Europe, BRICS, and East Asia and their reactions to those events. As such it will provide an important empirical and methodological resource for students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in regional actors, comparative regionalism and international political economy.

Toni Haastrup is Lecturer in International Security at the University of Kent, UK. Previously she was a Research Fellow in the Politics and International Studies Department, University of Warwick, UK. She has recently published a monograph on security cooperation between regional institutions: Charting Transformation through Security: Contemporary EU-Africa Relations (2013). She is also the author of several articles and book chapters on regional governance.
Yong-Soo Eun is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Incheon National University (INU), South Korea. Before joining INU, he worked at the University of Warwick as a research fellow. He has published articles in scholarly
journals including PS: Political Science and Politics, Review of International Studies, and Political Studies Reviews.

1. Regionalising 'Global' Crisis: Interventions, Actors and Why they Matter; Toni Haastrup and Yong-Soo Eun
2. Old/ 'New' Regionalisms before and after the 'Global Crisis': from rebalancing to reordering?; Timothy M. Shaw
3. Understanding Economic Crisis in the era of Regionalisation: The Enigma of Regionalism; Andreas Themistocleous
4. Risk or Opportunity? Institutional Change and Europe's Financial Crisis, 2008-2012; Nikolaos Zahariadis and Theofanis Exadaktylos
5. Regionalising Financial Development in East Asia; Lena Rethel
6. The Impact of the Global Financial 'Crisis' in SSA: An Agenda for Growth; Diery Seck and Amie Gaye
7. Regional Financing Arrangements Post-Crisis: An Emerging Role in the Global Financial Architecture?; Marieke Zwartjes
8. Crises and Regional Governance Attempts: The Curious Case of Turkey; Pinar Emine Donmez
9. Regionalism in Retreat? Evidence from the European Neighbourhood; Panagiota Manoli
Conclusion; Yong-Soo Eun, Toni Haastrup, and Marieke Zwartjes

Pinar E. Dönmez, Koc University, Istanbul
Theofanis Exadaktylos, University of Surrey, UK
Amie Gaye, Centre for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), Senegal
Panagiota Manoli, University of the Aegean, Greece
Lena Rethel, University of Warwick, UK
Diery Seck, Center for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), Senegal
Timothy M Shaw, University of Massachusetts, USA
Andreas Themistocleous, Independent Scholar, The Republic of Cyprus
Nikolaos Zahariadis, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Marieke Zwartjes, United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Belgium


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