Druckfrisch/Book Presentation: The New Politics of Regionalisms. Perspectives from Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific (Routledge 2016)
Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel, Prof. Dr. Heidrun Zinecker, Dr. Frank Mattheis, Dr. Antje Dietze & Thomas Plötze
|Date||Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm|
|Location||SFB 1199 | Strohsackpassage | Nikolaistraße 6-10 | 5th floor | 04109 Leipzig|
Since the end of the Cold War, different forms of territorialization have emerged and we are confronted with an increasing number and variety of actors that are establishing regional projects. How can the study of the emergence and transformation of regionalisms and of different forms of territorialization aid in understanding the dynamics of this post-Cold War world order? This edited volume brings together innovative contributions to the study of this new complexity. It focuses on the role of regional actors, and the making and interplay of regionalisms in the processes of reshaping social spaces within an evolving global order. Analysing these new regionalisms from the perspective of the Global South, the contributions in the volume highlight the struggles that take place between a variety of actors, departing from state-centred perspectives and focusing on the transformations and constructions of regionalisms across varying spatial dimensions.
Organized into three sections, the volume attempts to identify the specific conditions and junctures of different forms of region-making in their external (global) and internal (local /national) dimensions. The volume also places special emphasis on interactions, spatial entanglements and comparisons between regionalisms in different parts of the world. By expanding beyond the perspective of North-South transfers, this book seeks to better understand the dynamics and diversity of interregional interactions. The first section looks at the purposes and logics behind regionalisms beyond their declared objectives, followed by a section on the dynamic relations between regionalisms, going beyond a European Union perspective. The final part looks at the place actors have other than states in the making of regionalisms. Throughout the volume, cases and empirical studies from Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa as well as Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific support these sections and challenge established notions of regionalism by going beyond a Eurocentric approach.
Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (U Leipzig / SFB 1199, Germany)
Ulf Engel is professor at the Institute of African Studies and the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Heidrun Zinecker (Institute of Political Science & SFB 1199, U Leipzig, Germany)
Heidrun Zinecker is professor for International Relations at the Institute of Political Sciences at the University of Leipzig, Germany.
Dr. Frank Mattheis (GovInn, South Africa)
Frank Mattheis is a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Dr. Antje Dietze (U Leipzig / SFB 1199, Germany)
Antje Dietze is a senior researcher in the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1199): “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition” at the University of Leipzig, Germany.
Thomas Plötze (U Leipzig / Institute of Political Science, Germany)
Thomas Plötze is a research associate at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Leipzig, Germany.
Dr. Jon Schubert (U Leipzig / Centre for Area Studies, Germany)
Jon Schubert is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Global and European Studies Institute and the Centre for Area Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany.