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A global conversation: rethinking IPE in post-hegemonic scenarios

A global conversation: rethinking IPE in post-hegemonic scenarios
A global conversation: rethinking IPE in post-hegemonic scenarios
Benjamin Cohen has provoked us into a global conversation aimed at unwrapping the practice and study of IPE. In this article, we build upon his powerful notion of geography as politics, and engage afresh with the role of regions as correctives to debates on developmental strategies and trajectories in the global political economy. We share Cohen’s view that ‘how we conceive of space has a real impact on how we think about rule-making’ (1998: 10), and argue that regions take shape iteratively via social and political processes that differ both temporally and geographically. As such, the key question for IPE is not whether regionalism exists, but rather what kind of regional governance is taking shape, and how it fits into IPE’s globalist soul-searching. With this in mind, we analyse various conceptions of regions over time, from spheres of influence to governance actors, marking important differences (in symbolic, practical and institutional terms) in relation to experiments of the past. In doing so, we seek to underline at least the value of giving greater attention to the place of regions and regionalism in IPE’s global conversation
1982-0240
1041-1068
Riggirozzi, Pia
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Tussie, Diana
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Riggirozzi, Pia
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Tussie, Diana
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Riggirozzi, Pia and Tussie, Diana (2015) A global conversation: rethinking IPE in post-hegemonic scenarios. Revista Contexto Internacional, 37 (3), 1041-1068. (doi:10.1590/S0102-85292015000300009).

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Benjamin Cohen has provoked us into a global conversation aimed at unwrapping the practice and study of IPE. In this article, we build upon his powerful notion of geography as politics, and engage afresh with the role of regions as correctives to debates on developmental strategies and trajectories in the global political economy. We share Cohen’s view that ‘how we conceive of space has a real impact on how we think about rule-making’ (1998: 10), and argue that regions take shape iteratively via social and political processes that differ both temporally and geographically. As such, the key question for IPE is not whether regionalism exists, but rather what kind of regional governance is taking shape, and how it fits into IPE’s globalist soul-searching. With this in mind, we analyse various conceptions of regions over time, from spheres of influence to governance actors, marking important differences (in symbolic, practical and institutional terms) in relation to experiments of the past. In doing so, we seek to underline at least the value of giving greater attention to the place of regions and regionalism in IPE’s global conversation

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 May 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 September 2015
Published date: 24 September 2015
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 384099
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/384099
ISSN: 1982-0240
PURE UUID: 0dee8835-0d98-45e1-ab2f-2c6f72e26feb
ORCID for Pia Riggirozzi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5809-890X

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Date deposited: 04 Dec 2015 14:30
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 03:46

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Author: Pia Riggirozzi ORCID iD
Author: Diana Tussie

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