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Report: KFG International Conference 2014 on Comparative Regionalism

Nov 10, 2014

Oxford Handbook Conference

KFG International Conferences on Comparative Regionalism

The conference took place on 12-13 December 2014

Last weekend, the final of three authors’ conferences in preparation for the first Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, co-edited by KFG research directors Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse, took place. While the December conference of last year had set the scene and the June conference was devoted to debating the general line of the chapters, this conference was about fine-tuning und bring the chapters together as a handbook. 

Francesco Duina, Andrea Bianculli, Frank Schimmelfennig, Kathleen Hancock, Alexander Libmann, Anja Jetschke, Saori Katada, Christof Hartmann, Morton Valbjorn presented their chapters on Regionalisms around the world. Etel Solingen, David Levi-Faur, Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse took the participants over their chapters on Explaining Regionalism. Chapters on Regional Governance Regimes were presented by Arie Kacowicz, Soo Yeon Kim, Kathleen McNamara, Stefano Palestini, Peter Haas, Anna van der Vleuten, Sandra Lavenex, Terri Givens, Flavia Jurje, and Ross Buchanan. And finally, the participants discussed the chapters by Tobias Lenz, Gary Marks, Liesbet Hooghe, Jeffrey Checkel, Berthold Rittberger, Andrea Ribeiro-Hoffmann, Jon Pevehouse on Comparing Regional Institutions.

For a report on the two preceding conferences follow this link.

The handbook will be published with Oxford University Press presumably in early 2016.

By Luisa Linke