1 edition of The regional integration manual found in the catalog.
The regional integration manual
Philippe de Lombaerde
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||edited by Philippe De Lombaerde ... [et al.].|
|Series||Routledge/Warwick studies in globalisation|
|LC Classifications||JZ5330 .R4376 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 355 p. :|
|Number of Pages||355|
|ISBN 10||9780415602556, 9780203813713|
|LC Control Number||2010050956|
Africa’s regional integration in historical perspective After independence regional integration became a pillar of Africa’s developmental strategy. Pan-Africanism, an ideology which emphasises continental unity and strong identification with ongoing anti-colonial struggles, was the leitmotif of Africa’s developmental framework. This volume features up-to-date studies of regional integration efforts in all major parts of the world, especially North America, South America, and East Asia. Comparisons are drawn between these efforts and those made in the EU, where integration has progressed much further. The book asks: what explains the variation in achievements?
Whereas regional integration theory started with a broad comparative regional and organizational scope in the s and s, it has since focused on European integration and the European Union. Regional Integration is a process in which neighboring states enter into an agreement in order to upgrade cooperation through common institutions and rules. The objectives of the agreement could range from economic to political to environmental, although it has typically taken the form of a political economy initiative where commercial interests are the focus for achieving broader socio.
«Regional Integration and Social Cohesion» (RISC) is an interdisciplinary and multilingual (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) series that examines the human and environmental impacts of regional integration, defined legally/politically (supranationalism), economically (globalization), socially (identity), and geographically (borders). These examples show that regional integration today holds a notable attraction all over the globe. Both the EU and SADC have been able to attract new members regularly during their operation. Yet, only the EU has been able to achieve a relatively deep level of integration during the last fifty years, while SADC has not been able to proceed in its.
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Preface Regional economic integration is a complex and much debated issue among analysts and policymakers in almost every corner of the world. Recently, it has.
world trade (Figure, ). In the WTO, regional trade agreement (RTAs) is referred to as customs unions, FTAs, and interim agreements. In this chapter, we use the term “regional integration” to signify both RTAs and other forms of regional cooperation.
Almost 90 percent of File Size: KB. 'Given the remarkable increase in regional integration agreements [RIAs] in the past decade, understanding of their economic rationale and consequences is essential.
Schiff and Winters succeed admirably in covering the conceptual, empirical, and policy issues arising from RIAs in an informed, comprehensible, and accessible manner. Their book should be required reading for policy analysts.
The handbook is an essential resource for scholars and practitioners who are interested in mapping and understanding the historical and current dynamics of Africa’s regional integration agenda. It should also be prescribed reading for undergraduate political economy and regional organisation modules.
Co-authors Martin Loffelholz and Danilo Arana Arao say the book gives a practical explanation of how journalists should tackle issues pertinent to the region when reporting on Asean.
(quoted from a book review published on May 6, in The Jakarta. 2 From the literature3 and experience, some traditional and non-traditional gains from regional integration arrangements could be identified, including: Traditional Gains from Regional Integration Arrangements Trade gains: If goods are sufficiently strong substitutes, regional trade agreements will cause the demand for third party goods to decrease, which will drive down prices.
According to the perspective of the Yearbook Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa (Volume 8, ) Regional integration has been considered an important and successful tool of economic growth and development.
In Southern Africa in particular, with its comparatively small economies, r egional integration was meant to play a. Theories of integration have mainly been developed to explain European integration. Europe was the region of the world, where regional integration started in the early s with the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in Ernest Haas theorized this experience in.
The Uniting of Europe. Regional integration is a process in which neighboring states enter into an agreement in order to upgrade cooperation through common institutions and rules. Regional Integration is. Regional integration is the process by which two or more nation-states agree to co-operate and work closely together to achieve peace, stability and wealth.
Usually integration involves one or more written agreements that describe the areas of cooperation in detail, as well as some coordinating bodies representing the countries involved. Indeed, the number of regional integration initiatives is steadily increasing.
About RTAs are currently in force. This trend raises the question of what the of impact regional integration is, both for the countries involved and for those excluded from a given regional integration scheme. Also, given the fact that the ‘new regionalism’ is.
decision-making process as an approach to the study of regional organizations. Economic Integration The market economics ofWestern Europe which were severly destroyed by World War II considered economic integration among the nations more practical, although political integration was being talked about since signing of the League Treaty in Regional Integration in Africa Trudi Hartzenberg Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa (tralac) Manuscript date: October Disclaimer: This is a working paper, and hence it represents research in progress.
This paper represents the opinions of the author, and is the product of professional research. It. This book presents a number of key studies pertaining to the most pressing challenges of economic regional integration in West Africa.
The issues of monetary coordination, foreign exchange volatility, taxation, savings and macroeconomic convergence are investigated from a regional perspective. The characteristics of West Africa’s trade policy are reviewed and assessed in comparison to that of the.
Regional integration has been a recognizable feature of international trade relations in the post-war period, though its salience has waxed and waned. Two waves of regionalism can be identified and a third may be underway. The first started with the establishment in of the forerunner of the European Union and, in the developing world, the.
This book explores a central issue of the world economy today: the role of regional integration for economic development and global governance.
The importance of this issue comes from the fact that the globalisation process that we have been experiencing in recent decades is also a process of open : Hardcover.
Indicators of Regional Financial Integration Agustin S. Benetrix and Sebastien Walti 8. Measurement of Regional Economic Convergence Jose Villaverde and Adolfo Maza 9.
Optimum Currency Area Criteria Lucio Vinhas De Souza and Corina Weidinger Sosdean Regional integration operates in between the two, in the sense that it promotes ideas of active and voluntary cooperation among nation-states within a specified geographic area towards removing or.
Tables to provide a sample of the most important regional integration schemes around the world, past and present.
2 Explaining regional integration This book seeks to introduce analytical order to this multitude of integration schemes and to address the general question of what forces drive the process of voluntary integration.Council on the important role that regional integration and free trade agreements can play “in the establishment of a more equitable world trade system” and therefore fully support and encourage regional integration among developing countries (European Parliament,p).
This support to regional integration initiatives takes various.Regional Integration in Africa Bridging the North-Sub-Saharan Divide came about as a research project conducted by the Africa Institute of South Africa and examines the North African countries' strategies of involvement in the African continent, and their integration initiatives.
The book looks at major issues involving Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.