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Re-Evaluating Regional Organizations

Behind the Smokescreen of Official Mandates

Authors: Vinokurov, Evgeny, Libman, Alexander

  • Moves past the simplistic practice of distinguishing between regional organizations based on their level of perceived successUncovers a variety of motives for establishing regional organizations
  • Offers broad coverage of regional organizations from around the world
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This book re-evaluates the regional organizations landscape and discusses how organizations with similar mandates can exercise strikingly different goals. Even economic organizations, which do not produce any outcomes in terms of economic cooperation, can be valuable for their members or individual stakeholders. The book’s argument is supported by a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. It employs a novel dataset of 60 regional organizations to establish correlations between members’ goals and their characteristics. More than a dozen case studies in Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and post-Soviet Eurasia illustrate the theoretic arguments of how particular types of regional organizations come into existence and evolve. Finally, the book examines the remarkable resilience of regional organizations and considers the conditions under which the stakeholders are willing to abandon support.

About the authors

Dr. Evgeny Vinokurov is the Director of the Centre for Integration Studies at the Eurasian Development Bank, St. Petersburg, Russia. He has collaborated with various international organizations, including the UN, UNDP, UNESCAP, EU, ASEAN, CIS, EAEU, World Bank, EBRD, ADB, and IDB.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman is a Professor at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. He is also Associate Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow), and Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Russian Studies of the East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

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“This book represents a highly detailed accounting of regional integration around the world. The authors ask important questions regarding regional organizations' goal setting and persistence. The reader is treated to an excellent review of theory and meticulous testing of hypotheses. The data-driven conclusions strongly add to our understanding of state cooperation.” (Professor Gaspare Genna, University of Texas at El Paso, U.S.A.)

“Vinokurov and Libman provide an invaluable comparative analysis of the proliferating jumble of regional economic organizations around the globe. Combining theory with qualitative and quantitative data, the authors offer a thorough guidebook to one of the most important developments in international political economy and regionalism.” (Professor Harley Balzer, Georgetown University, U.S.A.)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Vinokurov, Evgeny (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • Typology of Regional Organizations

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    Pages 9-41

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  • Historical Factors

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    Pages 43-53

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  • Economic Development and Crises

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    Pages 55-66

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  • Power Asymmetries

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    Pages 67-76

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53054-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-Evaluating Regional Organizations
Book Subtitle
Behind the Smokescreen of Official Mandates
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53055-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53055-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53054-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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