Is the EU isolated within the emergent multipolar world? Concentrating on interregional relations and focussing on the European Union’s (EU) evolving international role with regards to regional cooperation, this innovative book collects a set of fresh empirical analyses of interregional ties binding the EU with its Eastern and Southern neighbourhood, as well as with Asia, Africa and the Americas. The 25 leading authors from 5 continents have contributed original and diverse chapters and the book advances a novel theoretical ‘post-revisionist’ approach beyond both the Eurocentrism of ‘Europe First’ perspectives as well as the Euroscepticism of those advocating to simply move ’Beyond Europe’. After a Foreword by A. Acharya, the book’s five sections reflect the main drivers of EU interregional policies: The European Union as a Sophisticated Laboratory of Regional and Interregional Cooperation (with chapters by M. Telò, L. Fawcett and T. Risse), De Facto Drivers of Regionalism (F. Ponjaert, M. Shu, A. Valladão and C. Jakobeit), De Jure Drivers of Regionalism (S. Lavenex, G. Finizio, C. Jakobeit, R. Coman, C. Cocq & S. Teo L-Shah), Cognitive Drivers of Regionalism (J. Rüland, E. Fitriani, S. Stavridis & S. Kingah, P. Bacon), and Instrumental Drivers of Regionalism (B. Delcourt, C. Olsson & G. Müller, A. Malamud & P. Seabra and L. Fioramonti & J. Kostopoulos).

chapter |14 pages


ByLouise Fawcett, Frederik Ponjaert, Mario Telò

part I|69 pages

European Integration Studies as a Reference for Regional and Interregional Cooperation

chapter 2|18 pages

Regionalism by Emulation

Considerations across Time and Space
ByLouise Fawcett

chapter 3|16 pages

The EU and the Diffusion of Regionalism

ByTanja A. Börzel, Thomas Risse

part II|53 pages

European Interregionalism and De Facto Drivers of Regional Cooperation

chapter 5|22 pages

The EU and Economic Regionalism in East Asia

ByMin Shu

chapter 6|18 pages

Europe and Latin America

Differing Routes for Regional Integration
ByAlfredo G.A. Valladão

chapter 7|12 pages

Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with Sub-Saharan Africa

ByCord Jakobeit

part III|69 pages

European Interregionalism and De Jure Drivers of Regional Cooperation

chapter 8|18 pages

The EU and the Promotion of Democracy through Interregional Relations

ByGiovanni Finizio

chapter 9|16 pages

Interregionalism in EU External Migration Policies

BySandra Lavenex

chapter 10|18 pages

Countering Terrorism

Challenges and Opportunities in ASEAN–EU Cooperation
ByCéline Cocq, Sarah Teo

chapter 11|16 pages

Drivers of Interregional Cooperation

The Rise and Consolidation of a European Rule of Law Regime
ByRamona Coman, Frederik Ponjaert

part IV|95 pages

European Interregionalism and Cognitive Drivers of Regional Cooperation

chapter 12|16 pages

European Norms Torn

Between the Universal and Regional Levels?
ByBarbara Delcourt

chapter 13|22 pages

The European Union's Interregional Human Rights Strategies in Northeast and Southeast Asia

Learning Lessons from Localization
ByPaul Bacon

chapter 14|18 pages

ASEAN and EU Cooperative Culture in the Asia–Europe Meeting

ByEvi Fitriani

chapter 15|18 pages

The Unintended Consequences of Interregional Democracy Promotion

Normative and Conceptual Misunderstandings in EU–ASEAN Relations
ByJürgen Rüland

chapter 16|20 pages

The European Parliament and Interregional Dialogue

The Case of Responsibility to Protect
ByStelios Stavridis, Stephen Kingah

part V|59 pages

European Interregionalism and Instrumental Drivers of Regional Cooperation

chapter 17|18 pages

The EU and NATO's Comprehensive Approaches in Afghanistan and Somalia

Interregional or Intraregional?
ByChristian Olsson, Gustavo G. Müller

chapter 18|12 pages

Challenging the Political and Security Dimensions of the EU–LAC Relationship

ByAndrés Malamud, Pedro Seabra

chapter 19|14 pages

EU–Africa Interregional Relations and the Role of South Africa

ByLorenzo Fioramonti, John Kotsopoulos

chapter V|14 pages

Interregionalism and the European Union

Towards an Emancipation of the Regionalist Agenda
ByLouise Fawcett, Frederik Ponjaert, Mario Telò