This chapter underlines the increasing heterogeneity of contemporary regionalism and the fact that an array of state, market, civil society and even external actors come together at various scales of action to produce multiple regions and regional collaborative mechanisms. At the start, a distinction is made between different types of regions, such as ecological regions, economic regions and political regions. The second section differentiates different forms of regional collaboration mechanisms in terms of forms of organization and scope of action. The third section highlights the interactions between macro-regionalism and micro-regionalism, with empirical illustrations from Europe, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa. The chapter concludes with a discussion.
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