Towards Open Regionalism in South East Europe
Towards Open Regionalism in South East Europe presents a series of interlinked reflections on the possibilities and problems of emergent forms of regional co-operation in South East Europe (SEE). The book addresses the implications of the development of an "open regionalism", more achieved from within than ascribed by outside forces, and consisting of multi-actor, multi-level and multi-scalar processes producing a complex geometry of interlocking networks. The book explores "new regionalism" in SEE in the historical context of the legacies of Yugoslavia and the wars of the Yugoslav succession. Contemporary processes of Europeanisation in relation to SEE are also examined as complex, contingent and radically unfinished. The book seeks to move beyond the constraints of objectivist notions of regionalism as consisting of sets of relations between sovereign nation states, to address complex constructions of meaning and place in terms of SEE in relation to Europe and other regional formations.