Regionalism


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Regionalism

In political science, the ideology that seeks to decentralize government, or at least promote the interests of a given set of groups. Regionalism may advance geographic areas and/or ethnic groups. Despite growing international trade, regionalism is fairly popular in many countries. See also: Federalism.
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It betokens both the revival and the transformation of the political sectionalism that has always informed American regionalism, even as it slipped behind an administrative veneer for much of the twentieth century.
While internal dynamics and political aspects of regionalism play an important role in shaping regionalist strategies, this article argues that a better understanding of the nature of post-crisis Argentina's focus on regionalism could be achieved by assessing ideological and material shifts associated with economic globalisation.
That said the book contains few revelations and the emphasis on British regionalism and American globalism may not be as original as the author suggests.
The third source of Russell's approach arises from regionalism having become a focus in recent literary theory.
The great variety and heterogeneity of integration projects pose an additional challenge in terms of the overall characterization of the current model of regionalism in Latin America.
By regionalism we refer to the ideology behind the process of region building that results in the emergence of regional entities, either within the confines of a state or beyond it.
Democracies such as Indonesia and the Philippines lined up against authoritarian members, such as Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in pressing for participatory regionalism, and the involvement of civil society in the drafting of the ASEAN Charter.
A stylistic concept defined rather vaguely, regionalism represents in the identity consciousness of the 20th century an alternative to the dominant ideology of modernity.
Scholars of art history and literature in Canada have often applied the idea of regionalism to the study of Canadian culture with the understanding that because of the vast size of the country, and the distances between its urban centres, artistic and literary movements have often fermented in relative isolation from one another.
Pakistan along with the whole South Asia is in an ideal position to exploit immense economic gains from this regionalism," he viewed.
The tragedy is that this approach is only realistic if we have (a) a Government committed to regionalism, and (b) a structure for local governance that sees a unitary Teesside local authority, with the capacity to work on equal terms with the multi-national companies that dominate the Tees economy.
Katzenstein and Takashi Shiraishi provided a framework for understanding Asian regionalism in their 1997 edited volume Network Power: Japan and Asia.