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Latin American Regionalism and EU Studies

Publication Name: 
European Integration
Volume, number, page: 
32:6, pp. 637-657
Year of Publication: 
2010
Author(s): 
MALAMUD Andrés
Publisher: 
Routledge
City: 
Abingdon
Country of Publication: 
United Kingdom
Full Date: 
November 2010
ISBN or ISSN: 
1417-2280
Category: 
Academic articles
Theme: 
BIREGIONAL RELATIONS UE - LAC
Keyword(s): 
European Union
Latin America
Regional Integration
History
Regionalism
Interregionalism
Central America
Andean Community
National Institutions
ECLAC
Abstract: 
Outside Europe, nowhere but in Latin America have integration attempts
and thinking developed so extensively across space and so consistently over time. This
article introduces the historical waves of Latin American regionalism in order to discuss
the theories applied to account for, and frequently advocate, regional integration. The
aim is twofold: on the one hand, to assess the capacity to travel of theories that have
been crafted for the EU; on the other, to draw lessons from the Latin American experiences
that may contribute to advance integration theory in general and EU studies in
particular.