Regional Powers and Regional Orders presents a re-examination and re-conceptualization of the concept of 'region' and its function within power and order systems.

Utilising a comparative and case study approach, the volume examines 'new' regional powers such as Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. These territories as regional powers are novel phenomenon in the field of international politics and even more so in the field of international relations. The book focuses on the emerging role of these new regional powers within their respective region, and asks how other members of these regions cope with and react to that role.

Regional Powers and Regional Orders will be of interest to students and scholars of international and regional politics and power, and international relations.

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PART I Theoretical concepts in the study of regional orders and regional powers

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PART II Regional powers and their neighbourhood

chapter 5|19 pages

The European Union as a regional power


chapter 6|23 pages

6 China and the definition of the Asian region


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PART III Regional powers and the global power distribution