In contrast to most studies of regionalism, Grugel and Hout focus on countries not currently at the core of the global economy, including Brazil and Mercosur, Chile, South East Asia, China, South Africa, the Maghreb, Turkey and Australia. What seems clear from this original analysis is that far from being peripheral, these countries are forming regional power blocs of their own, which could go on to hold the balance of power in the new world order.

part I|26 pages

Theoretical framework

chapter 1|10 pages

Regions, regionalism and the South

ByJean Grugel, Wil Hout

chapter 2|14 pages

Theories of international relations and the new regionalism

ByWil Hout

part II|75 pages

State strategies and the semi-periphery

chapter 3|14 pages

Australia and regionalism in the Asia-Pacific

ByDerek McDougall

chapter 4|14 pages

Brazil and MERCOSUR

ByJean Grugel, Marcelo de Almeida Medeiros

chapter 6|14 pages

Becoming Western: Turkey and the European Union

ByMine Eder

chapter 7|16 pages

China: the challenges of reform, region-building and globalization

ByShaun Breslin

part III|47 pages

Reconfiguring regions

chapter 8|17 pages

Regional integration in South East Asia

ByChris Dixon

chapter 9|15 pages

Unequal partnership: Europe, the Maghreb and the new regionalism

ByDavid Seddon

part IV|10 pages


chapter 11|8 pages

Regionalism across the North-South divide

ByWil Hout, Jean Grugel