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Post-liberal Regionalism in South America: The Case of UNASUR

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Sanahuja, José Antonio (2012) Post-liberal Regionalism in South America: The Case of UNASUR. [ Global Governance Programme; nº 13, ISSN: 1028-3625 ]

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Abstract

This paper examines the formal features, the political rationale, distinctiveness, potential, and difficulties of post-liberal regionalism, with a particular focus on the case of UNASUR. Through this organization, traditional unionism and aspirations of Latin American regional integration are redefined in a South American geographic and ideational framework. Through this strategy South America became a political and economic construct in order to respond to globalization challenges and to achieve its members’ goals in development, regional autonomy (particularly in regards to the US), international influence and at the same time domestic governance of the involved countries. Nevertheless, the limits of this project’s future are being defined by nationalism, traditional visions of sovereignty and by a regional construction that involve significant institutional limitations, which are product of its intergovernmental logic, internal asymmetries and ambivalent Brazilian leadership


Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Regional integration; Regionalism; Latin America; UNASUR
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > International agencies
Social sciences > Political science > International relations
Series Name:Global Governance Programme
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Number:13
ID Code:39071
Deposited On:09 Sep 2016 10:37
Last Modified:19 Sep 2016 13:46

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