New publication : Matiuzzi de Souza, Gustavo, "The progressive regional agenda for South America: the case of Mercosur and its borders", Conjuntura Internacional, v. 4, n. 3, 2015, pp. 390-402.
This work aims at exploring the relation between Mercosur's political agenda on borders and the local interactions at these spaces in the light of the ‘left turn' in South America (2002-2014). This brief conjuncture analysis found that the ‘regionalism by the left' did not foster structural changes in Mercosur nor resolved issues of coordination necessary for the border, regionalization dynamics to leave the informal sphere in which they reside.
Keywords: ‘left turn'; borders of Mercosur; regionalism and regionalization.