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Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Política

Print version ISSN 0797-9789On-line version ISSN 1688-499X

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GOMES SARAIVA, Míriam  and  GRANJA HERNANDEZ, Lorena. The South American integration at the crossroads between ideology and pragmatism. Rev. Urug. Cienc. Polít. [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1, pp.157-182. ISSN 0797-9789.  http://dx.doi.org/10.26851/rucp.28.1.6.

The paper proposes a conceptual approach based on regional governance to think about the crossroads in which the South American integration process is now. This concept is articulated in a continuum in which the different actors interact-cooperate-coordinate-integrate and has also two transversal dimensions: the regionness and the ideology. The first section analyzes the conceptual debates about regionalism, integration, regionalization, regionness and governance. The second one, identifies the patterns of ideological convergence or divergence that have been taken place between the governments at the region; the claim is that the practices and processes established to the regional governance are articulated between ideology and pragmatism. In the final reflections, the future research agenda is advanced.

Keywords : regionalism; Latin America; regional governance; process of regional integration; foreign policy.

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