Regional governance and global governance: links and explanations

Arie M. Kacowicz*

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This article examines the possible links between regional governance and global governance from a regional perspective. It presents and develops a typology of linkages that include: (1) irrelevance; (2) conflict; (3) cooperation; and (4) harmonic relations. Moreover, it suggests three alternative explanations to make sense of the linkages as a function of the nature of the issue area of regional and global governance, the role of pivotal states, and the importance of ideational factors and the diffusion of norms. It succinctly refers to the Latin American experience as an illustration of the nexus between regional governance and global governance in a comparative perspective.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)61-79
Number of pages19
JournalGlobal Governance
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Arie M. Kacowicz is the Chaim Weizmann Chair in International Relations and professor of international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The author would like to thank Keren Sasson, Daniel Wajner, and Exequiel Lacovsky for their research assistance, and Fredrik Söderbaum, Galia Press-Bar-Nathan, Thomas Legler, Andres Malamud, and Myriam Prys for their comments and suggestions in previous drafts of this article. He also acknowledges the generosity of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for supporting this research in 2013–2015.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, Lynne Rienner Publishers. All rights reserved.


  • Global governance
  • Globalization
  • Latin America
  • Regional governance
  • Regional powers
  • Regionalism


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