CULTURE OF REGIONALISM BASED ON CONSTRUCTIVIST TURN IN IR.

Document Type : Research Paper

Author

Assistant Professor; Department of International Relations, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Kharazmi University, Iran

Abstract

By establishing reflectivist perspective in IR, regionalism met the third wave in the end of the Cold War. From this perspective, scholars can apply Wendtian constructivism to analyze the new wave of regionalism so-called the regionalization. Hence, constructivist turn to the regionalism bases on the seminal book of Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics. In this paper, three cultures of regionalism corresponding three roles of enemy, rival and friend are highlighted. In the other words, the constructivism contribution to study the new regionalism focused on the concept of regionness relates to what states make of this notion. So, the structure of interactions in a region, in the light of intersubjective ideas, envisions three cultures including Habbesian, Lockean and Kantian, according three levels of regional complex, regional society and regional community.

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Volume 48, Issue 2
July 2018
Pages 473-492
  • Receive Date: 03 May 2016
  • Revise Date: 17 April 2016
  • Accept Date: 15 January 2017
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2018