Regulatory regionalism and the dynamics of territorial politics: the case of the Asia-Pacific Region

Hameiri, Shahar and Jayasuriya, Kanishka (2011) Regulatory regionalism and the dynamics of territorial politics: the case of the Asia-Pacific Region. Political Studies, 59 1: 20-37. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9248.2010.00854.x


Author Hameiri, Shahar
Jayasuriya, Kanishka
Title Regulatory regionalism and the dynamics of territorial politics: the case of the Asia-Pacific Region
Journal name Political Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-3217
1467-9248
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2010.00854.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 59
Issue 1
Start page 20
End page 37
Total pages 18
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This article examines the emergence and politics of new modes of regional governance understood as a form of regulatory regionalism. Regulatory regionalism is defined in terms of the institutional spaces of regional regulation functioning within ostensibly national policy and political institutions. The central insight of this essay is that the politics of this regulatory regionalism can be conceptualised as a system of territorial politics fought out and accommodated across the institutional space of the state. The emphasis on territorial politics highlights the fact that strategic moves within institutional space are shaped by the political context in which the regional and ‘regionalising’ actors operate. From our perspective regulatory regionalism is a distinctive method of boundary control over overlapping political arenas, which brings into play a system of territorial politics within the state. We test this argument through an examination of regional governance in the Asia-Pacific region which is often thought of as being inhospitable to such governance innovation.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
 
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