Regional Integration and Peace

De Lombaerde, Philippe, (2005). Regional Integration and Peace. Peace and Conflict Monitor, 5 1-1

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  • Author De Lombaerde, Philippe
    Title Regional Integration and Peace
    Appearing in Peace and Conflict Monitor
    Volume 5
    Publication Date 2005
    Place of Publication San Jose
    Publisher University for Peace
    Start page 1
    End page 1
    Language EN
    Abstract

    The existence of (positive) linkages between regional economic integration and peace and security is accepted by many and is an assumption behind many contemporary discourses in favour of more cooperation and integration at the regional level in order to avoid or end bilateral, regional and even domestic conflicts. European postwar history and the initial phases of European integration are thereby explicitly or implicitly presented as a demonstration of the validity of the assumption. The contribution of cooperation in functional areas to regional peace was even elevated to the status of theory by functionalist theory (Mitrany, 1966, 1975). It is often assumed that this experience is replicable in other parts of the world. This short note simply presents a few considerations on these linkages with the only purpose to help to clarify these linkages, both conceptually and empirically.

    Copyright Holder Peace and Conflict Monitor
    Copyright Year 2005
    Copyright type Creative Commons
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