Eurasian Encounters: The Eurasian Economic Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Gatev, Ivaylo and Diesen, Glenn, (2016). Eurasian Encounters: The Eurasian Economic Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. European Politics and Society, 17(1), 133-150

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  • Author Gatev, Ivaylo
    Diesen, Glenn
    Title Eurasian Encounters: The Eurasian Economic Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
    Appearing in European Politics and Society
    Volume 17
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication Oxford
    Publisher Taylor and Francis
    Start page 133
    End page 150
    Language EN
    Abstract

    This article examines the emerging interactions between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Drawing on the theoretical insights of the literature on comparative regionalism, it develops a framework for analysis of how the two organisations relate to one another. The article starts by looking at the commercial dimension of the EAEUSCO relationship. It focuses on interregional trade and investment and examines the prospect of a free trade area and a currency zone between the two organisations. The second strand of analysis present in this article is the institutionalist one. Here the interaction between the EAEU and the SCO is conceptualised in terms of formal relations between regional organisations as juridical entities. The third strand of analysis draws on the insights of the constructivist school. Here EAEUSCO relations are seen to be driven above all by intersubjective forces. The final approach to the study of EAEUSCO relations taken in this article focuses on how these relations are constituted technologically. The article thus looks at how the two organisations interact at the level of infrastructure. It is argued that at this level of interaction the EAEUSCO relationship is strongest and most dynamic.

    Copyright Holder World Economic Forum
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All Rights Reserved
    DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23745118.2016.1171364
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