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PERROTTA, Daniela  and  PORCELLI, Emanuel. Regionalism is what scholars make of it. Rev. Urug. Cienc. Polít. [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1, pp.183-218.  Epub June 01, 2019. ISSN 0797-9789.

This article aims to deconstruct the analytical category of regionalism in Latin America to initiate a reflection within the field of studies of regional integration centered in questioning what regional integration and regionalism are. First, we analyze the two central knowledge networks that have exerted a normative pressure on the political processes of region-building (praxis) as well as knowledge construction (theory). Second, we address the problem of the adjectives of regionalism by presenting the different proposals and highlighting their benefits and challenges. Third, we recover an intentional set of definitions that allow us to build common minimum understandings around our object of study. On this basis, the article concludes with a work proposal for the field of study.

Keywords : regionalism; integration; knowledge production; decoloniality.

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