New globalization and multipolarity: A critical review and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership case

Charis Vlados, Dimos Chatzinikolaou, Badar Iqbal

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Abstract

The present evolutionary phase in international economic and political relations involves the analysis of a "new globalization" and the profound reshaping of multipolarity. This article examines the fundamental elements of the newly emerging globalization morphology from a critical standpoint on the key aspects of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). It aims to discern why such free trade agreements are significant expressions and imprints of the unfolding new multipolarity. It focuses on crucial dimensions of such international socioeconomic agreements for deepened global cooperation and development. For the analysis, we distinguish between the structures of the previous globalization regime and some evolutionary dimensions of the gradual transition to a "new globalization" (e.g., the RCEP). We contend that such agreements enrich regional economic and social integration and can expand globalized transnational flows, thereby boosting efficient cooperation for reconstructing future dynamics of international economic development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458
Number of pages483
JournalJournal of Economic Integration
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2022

Keywords

  • New globalization
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • New multipolarity
  • Global socioeconomic development
  • International political economy

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