Publication: Symposium on regionalism and the transformation of liberal international order

In the forthcoming issue of Polity (the University of Chicago Press), the symposium focuses on the transformation of the liberal international order through studies of regions located at Europe’s margins, where new dynamics of power relations are on the rise and the appeal of illiberal ideas and forms of governance is growing. The symposium has been put together by Professor Andrey Makarychev from the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (JSIPS) at UT.

The symposium includes six articles, in which a variety of analytical perspectives on different types, forms, and modalities of regionalism unfold in the institutional, normative, cultural, and economic spaces where Europe meets its neighbors. Two central questions in the contributions are: Is the European Union losing its grip on its periphery? Do the new regionalisms that are emerging contribute to illiberal international relations, liberal international relations, or both?

Full references to all articles in the Symposium:

Andrey Makarychev, “Introduction: “Bad Weather” Regionalism and the Post-Liberal International Order at Europe’s Margins”, Polity 52 (2020),

Andrey Makarychev, “From Utopian to Distopian Regionalism: A Study of Unfulfilled Expectations in The Baltic Sea Region,” Polity 52 (2020),

Aliaksei Kazharski, “An Ad Hoc Regionalism? The Visegrád Four in the ‘Post-Liberal’ Age,” Polity 52 (2020),

Shota Kakabadze, “The East in the West: South Caucasus Between Russia and the European Union,” Polity 52 (2020),

Leonardo Pataccini and Numonjon Malikov, “Transition and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: What Can They Tell Us about the (Post-)Liberal World Order?” Polity 52 (2020),

Aliaksei Kazharski and Andrey Makarychev, “Concluding Analysis,” Polity 52 (2020),