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Factors shaping regional integration in Europe, Asia, and Africa : the validity of competing theories

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dc.contributor.advisor Siraroff, Alan
dc.contributor.author Chen, Jie
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-13T18:05:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-13T18:05:22Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/2637
dc.description x, 327 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This research summarizes, compares and analyzes the origins and developments of integration in Europe, Asia and Africa since World War Two. There have been some interesting findings. Europe has been the most successful region, having realized free movements of people, goods, services and money in several countries within the European Union (EU). Africa has been more advanced in institutional integration than Asia, although its level of economic development, constrained by instability, corruption, and poor socio-economic conditions, has hindered integration; meanwhile, its regional economic communities (RECs) have been more successful than the continental organization. Despite the improved economic conditions, Asia has been experiencing difficulties in community building due to lack of consensus and a partnership among major powers. There has not been any continental organization in Asia; nor has the subregional grouping, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), progressed far in economic and political integration. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Regionalism -- Asia -- Cross cultural studies en_US
dc.subject Regionalism -- Europe -- Cross cultural studies en_US
dc.subject Regionalism -- Africa -- Cross cultural studies en_US
dc.subject Intergovernmental cooperation -- Asia -- Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Intergovernmental cooperation -- Europe -- Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Intergovernmental cooperation -- Africa -- Evaluation en_US
dc.subject International relations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Factors shaping regional integration in Europe, Asia, and Africa : the validity of competing theories en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Science en_US

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