This edited book brings a new analytical angle to the study of comparative regionalism by focussing on the unintended consequences of interregional relations.

The book satisfies the need to go beyond the consideration of the success or failure of international policies. It sheds light on complex interactions involving multiple actors, individual and institutional, driven by various representations, interests and strategies, and which often result in unintended consequences that powerfully affect the socio-political context in which they unfold. By providing a new conceptual framework to understand how interregionalism brings about social change, the book examines the effects on the individual and institutional actors of interregional relations, and the effects on the social structures that constitute interregionalism. It also examines interregionalism’s transformational character for structures of regional and international governance, as well as societies.

This book will be of key interest to scholars and students in the fields of comparative regionalism, interregionalism, EU studies, international and regional organisations, global governance and more broadly to international relations, international politics and (comparative) area studies.

chapter 1|23 pages

The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism

New concepts for understanding the entanglements of regionalisms
ByElisa Lopez-Lucia, Frank Mattheis

part 1|57 pages

Unintended effects on the actors of interregionalism

chapter 3|18 pages

The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism on Actorness of The European Union

The case of EU-ASEAN cooperation in disaster management
ByGiulia Tercovich

part 2|61 pages

Unintended effects on the interregional structure

chapter 5|21 pages

The Asean Way Versus Eu Maritime Multilateralism

The unintended consequences of EU-ASEAN maritime security cooperation
ByDominik Giese

chapter 6|19 pages

Between Bilateralism and Interregionalism

EU-Brazil strategic partnership and the unintended consequences for EU-MERCOSUR relations
ByBruno Theodoro Luciano

part 3|78 pages

Unintended effects in terms of broader social change

chapter 8|18 pages

The Sahel as An Unintended Region

Competing regionalisms and insecurity dynamics
ByEdoardo Baldaro

chapter 9|20 pages

Agential Constructivism, Shadow Regionalisms and Interregional Dynamics in The Horn of Africa

ByJ. Andrew Grant, Abdiasis Issa, Badriyya Yusuf

chapter 10|17 pages

When External Drivers of Regional Integration Turn into Actors of Regional Disintegration

Regionalism and interregionalism in the South Caucasus
ByGiulia Prelz Oltramonti

chapter 11|21 pages

The Unintended Consequences of Neighbourhood Policies by The European Union and Russia

Region-building in Moldova in an interregional context
ByJohann Wolfschwenger