Comparative Regional Integration: Governance and Legal by Carlos Closa, Lorenzo Casini, Omri Sender

By Carlos Closa, Lorenzo Casini, Omri Sender

Comparative neighborhood Integration: Governance and criminal versions is a groundbreaking comparative research on neighborhood or supranational integration via overseas and local organisations. It offers the 1st finished and empirically dependent research of governance structures through drawing on an unique pattern of 87 local and foreign corporations. The authors clarify how and why varied agencies decide on particular governance techniques and institutional offerings, and description which felony tools - regulatory, organizational or procedural - are followed to accomplish integration. They display how assorted ambitions effect institutional layout and the combination version, for instance a unfastened alternate quarter may possibly insist on supremacy and chorus from adopting tools for oblique rule, whereas a political union could really interact with all on hand suggestions. This formidable paintings merges diverse backgrounds and disciplines to supply researchers and practitioners with a distinct toolbox of institutional procedures and felony mechanisms, and a class of alternative versions of local and foreign integration.

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Higgott, “Studying Regions, Learning from the Old, Constructing the New,” 5:3 New Political Economy 344 (2000). L. Fawcett and H. Gandois, “Regionalism in Africa and the Middle East: Implications for EU Studies,” 32:6 Journal of European Integration 617–636 (2010), p. 619 S. Breslin and R. Higgott, “Studying Regions, Learning from the Old, Constructing the New,” 5:3 New Political Economy 344 (2000). W. Sandholtz and A. Stone Sweet, European Integration and Supranational Governance (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).

Thus, the initial three customs unions of the 1960s28 did not become the foundational stones of regional integration. It was rather the OAU-sponsored Lagos Plan that promoted the formalization of regional integration. The plan encompasses three 26 27 28 C. Pena and R. ca). Ibid. These are the Customs Union of West African States (UDEA, 1966), the Economic and Customs Union of Central Africa (UDEAC, 1964) with the associated Bank of Central African States (BEAC, 1961), and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU, 1969) with the associated Common Monetary Area (CMA).

J. Bhagwati, “Regionalism and Multilateralism: An Overview” in J. D. Melo and A. ), New Dimensions in Regional Integration (Cambridge University Press, 1993), coined the now universally used image of a “spaghetti bowl” to symbolize the complex set of trade agreements that jeopardized global free trade.

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