Regional Integration Theories : The Suitability of a Constructivist Approach ( at least , in the case of South America )

  • Sergio Caballero Santos
  • Published 2009


This paper attempts to point out the shortcomings of mainstream regional integration theory: neorealism and neoliberal institutionalism. The 1999-2001 Mercosur crisis is chosen as a tour de force for regionalist theories. The “redefinition” of South American integration process during the following years shows the necessity to introduce complementary… (More)


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