Friends in the region

a comparative study on friendship building in regional integration

Andrea Oelsner, Antoine Vion

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Abstract

The role of international friendship in regional integration – be it as one of encouraging integration or as its by-product – tends to be overshadowed by (realist) assumptions of naked self-interest. This article aims to open up a space for friendship in the study of regional integration, by exploring the structuration of a series of speech acts and institutional facts that can be interpreted as signs of engagement in, and proofs of, friendship. In doing this, it puts forward a new analytical perspective and methodological framework. The case studies chosen to illustrate the analysis – the Franco–German and the Argentine–Brazilian dyads – reflect the historical meaning of the experience of moving away from enmity/antagonism towards building relationships based on mutual trust, which put these dyads at the centre of regional integration processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-151
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Politics
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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Friends in the region : a comparative study on friendship building in regional integration. / Oelsner, Andrea; Vion, Antoine.

In: International Politics, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 129-151.

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Oelsner, Andrea ; Vion, Antoine. / Friends in the region : a comparative study on friendship building in regional integration. In: International Politics. 2011 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 129-151.
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