Regions within “Old” and “New” International Regionalism: Establishment of a New “Analysis Level” in the World Politics Cover Image

Региони у “старом” и “новом” међународном регионализму: Успостављање новог “нивоа анализе” светске политике
Regions within “Old” and “New” International Regionalism: Establishment of a New “Analysis Level” in the World Politics

Author(s): Jelica Stefanović-Štambuk
Subject(s): Political Theory, Political Sciences, International relations/trade, Globalization
Published by: Институт за политичке студије
Keywords: world politics; regions; regionality; regionalism; intra-regionalism; inter-regionalism; trans-regionalism; “analysis level”; regional trade agreements; regional organizations;

Summary/Abstract: This paper is about accomplished understanding of the regions as “a trigger force in the world policy” in “new” international regionalism. In the article there are presented the results of “new” international regionalism and there is extracted a key analysis that the complex of theories and directions within the research under that “name” had established the region as a new “third” level in the world politics analysis, an important foundation of the global order and real international relations, that is also the object of scientific analysis of the reality of international relations. Firstly, there are presented leading standings of “new” international regionalism regarding the significance of the region as an object of research. Then the differences between understanding of globalization and regionalism as the trigger of world politics are underlined. For purpose of cognitive effectiveness there are presented the attempts of new regionalism to avoid the trap of division of these indissolubly connected processes. Within the context there are presented the results of theoretical striving of one Buzan and Vaever on one side, and Peter Katzenstein on other side, to observe the world as the world of regions through comprehension of connection between globalism and regionalism, and not disconnection of that one process from the other one. A short review of basic notions of “new” research of international regions is presented in third part of the article. Final part of the article is dedicated to descriptive illumination of the most important questions of the world politics from the angle of “new” international regionalism. Conclusion of the article is that the “new” international regionalism supplies a fresh influx of knowledge to overall international studies on making of modern world politics by establishment of the research of the regions as a specific level within the global governing.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 103-133
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Serbian