This book provides an alternative approach to regionalism in neglected parts of the world. Taking stock of several decades of conceptualization, the author provides a political sociology approach of regionalisms fed by recent contributions from the sociology of international relations and public policy analysis. It uses a methodological rather than theoretical framework to bring a new perspective on an emerging field of comparative regionalism. The relational dimensions, the social contexts and characteristics of actors and their practices are key to shed a new light on what is considered in this book as a 'social international phenomenon'.
1. Chapter 1. Introduction. Comparative Regionalism: Why Bother (Again?)
2. Chapter 2. Comparative Regionalism: Tracing the Field's Consolidation
3. Chapter 3. A Political Sociology to Compare Regionalisms: The Intellectual Legacy
4. Chapter 4. A Political Sociology to Compare Regionalisms: The Analytical Framework
5. Chapter 5. A Political Sociology to Compare Regionalisms: A Methodological Approximation
6. Chapter 6. Conclusion