“Theorising Regionalism and External Influence: A Situation-structural Approach” continues the MPIEP series

The International Relations Unit at the Department of Political Science is proud to announce the second contribution to its new series of working papers, the Mainz Papers on International and European Politics (MPIEP): “Theorising Regionalism and External Influence: A Situation-structural Approach” authored by Johannes Muntschick (University of Mainz) continues the MPIEP series. The paper proposes an innovative theoretical approach to the analysis of regionalism by taking the impact of extra-regional relations and the influence of external actors explicitly into account. Its central assumptions are elucidated by brief plausibility probes on empirical examples from the Southern African Development Community (SADC), notably concerning regional economic, infrastructure and security cooperation.

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New: Mainz Papers on International and European Politics

The International Relations Unit at the Department of Political Science is proud to announce a new series of working papers, the Mainz Papers on International and European Politics (MPIEP).

The papers are based on current projects of the International Relations Unit and contributions of visiting researchers at the Department of Political Science at the University of Mainz. MPIEP constitute work in progress and are generally intended for submission to reviewed journals at a later stage.

The European Union at the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations: A Case of Contested EU Actorness and Effectiveness” authored by Lisanne Groen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Arne Niemann commences the MPIEP series. Read the abstract | Get the PDF (full text)

An overview with abstracts of the first articles can be found here.