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[Comparative regionalism has generated a massive academic production. Before starting a journey within what has become an established field of research, it is necessary to recall the reasons that justify an additional contribution. This introduction aims at drawing a general picture of how...
[The encapsulation of comparative regionalism as a “field” implies a common understanding of what is meant by regionalism. In that respect, the ontological exercise has produced an infinite number of definitions and conceptual developments. Added and linked to the ontological debate, the field...
[New light on the study of regionalisms is shed through a specific epistemological stance which emerged as an extension of international relations debates as well as from public policy analysis, particularly promoted by French scholars. The political sociology of regionalism comes at the...
[While considering regionalism as a political and social international phenomenon, several avenues for research are being explored: the relational dimension (interactions), the social characteristics and collective beliefs of agents, and their practices. To achieve that purpose, regional...
[The methodological side of comparative regionalism has often been minimized. The adoption of a political sociology approach involves rethinking the research strategy in depth and drawing a more qualitative, even inductive, framework of research. That enables us to start from the ground up to...
[The political sociology of regionalisms offers insightful perspectives for comparisons. In this concluding chapter, we synthetize the general proposal, underline the necessity of academic collaborations to consolidate a research agenda, and identify some limits that constitute future challenges...
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