Publisher: Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)
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Supranational regionalism and neighborhood integration have for a very long time been top-down strategies, led by way of the few and imposed at the many. The position of voters, particularly these lively in civil society, has been ignored via students, scholars, and commentators of regionalism. In response to the superiority of those top-down types, a “new regionalism” strategy has proliferated some time past few years. This ebook goals to extra enhance one of these examine schedule through offering an updated evaluate of the contribution of civil society to international regionalism, from Europe to Africa, Asia, and the Americas. this isn't purely proper as a examine subject; it's also of serious value from a political point of view. As areas internationally adventure lengthy governance crises, it turns into paramount to appreciate the level to which those new nearby formations truly replicate the pursuits and wishes in their humans. whereas outdated regionalism used to be authorised as a de facto elite-driven byproduct of either the chilly warfare and neoliberal globalization, the twenty-first-century regionalism—if it really is to survive—will have to refocus its targets via new varieties of participation and inclusion. areas with no electorate are not likely to face the try of time, in particular in instances of crises.