Peter J. Katzenstein

Cornell University

Peter Katzenstein, the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, will write a book on regional relationships among nations and the effects of globalization and internationalism on creating new, open forms of regionalism. Drawing on a decade of research, Katzenstein suggests not only that contemporary regionalism differs markedly from the regionalism of the 1930s but that regionalism takes different forms in different parts of the world. Through an analysis of four issue areas – regionalization, technology, security, and cultural diplomacy – he will compare the regionalization process of Europe and the Asia-Pacific, focusing particularly on Germany and Japan. Katzenstein will also explore the implications of his findings for the United States, a country increasingly enmeshed in the open regions of Europe and the Asia-Pacific and deeply involved in a variety of regional conflicts around the world.


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