Regional Cooperation and Integration: Why? Where? and So What?

De Lombaerde, Philippe (2023). Regional Cooperation and Integration: Why? Where? and So What?. UNU-CRIS Working Paper. UNU Insitute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies.

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  • Subtitle Working Paper
    Sub-type Working paper
    Author De Lombaerde, Philippe
    Title Regional Cooperation and Integration: Why? Where? and So What?
    Series Title UNU-CRIS Working Paper
    Volume/Issue No. 2023/4
    Publication Date 2023
    Place of Publication Bruges
    Publisher UNU Insitute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Pages 17
    Language eng
    Abstract This working paper reports on the main conclusions of an ambitious handbook project (Handbook on Regional Cooperation and Integration, published by Edward Elgar). The handbook answers three fundamental questions: Why is regional cooperation needed? Where has it been implemented? What does the empirical evidence tell us about its effectiveness and impact? It is shown that there are strong normative theoretical arguments in favour of regional cooperation in various policy fields, based on a variety of criteria, and in consonance with the realities of multi-level governance and the subsidiarity principle. It is shown that regional cooperation and integration have been implemented all over the world, be it in a variety of forms and modalities. It is finally shown that there is solid empirical evidence of the beneficial effects of regional cooperation or integration for citizens in several areas, even if these effects are sometimes conditional on accompanying factors; in some cases, the evidence is mixed or inconclusive.
    Copyright Holder UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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