The Logic of Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond

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In the late 1980s regional integration emerged as one of the most important developments in world politics. It is not a new phenomenon, however, and this 1999 book presents an analysis of integration across time, and across regions. Walter Mattli examines projects in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, but also in Latin America, North America and Asia since the 1950s. Using the tools of political economy, he considers why some integration schemes have succeeded while many others have failed; what forces drive the process of integration; and under what circumstances outside countries seek to join. Unlike traditional political science approaches, the book stresses the importance of market forces in determining the outcome of integration; but unlike purely economic analyses, it also highlights the impact of institutional factors. The book will provide students of political science, economics, and European studies with a framework for the study of international cooperation.
 

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Introduction
1
2 Explaining regional integration
3
3 Themes and organization of the book
11
4 Caveats
16
A review of theoretical approaches to integration
19
2 Politicalscience approaches to integration
21
3 Economic approaches to integration
31
Explaining regional integration
41
6 The external effects of integration
59
7 Conclusion
64
Integration in Europe
68
3 The Zollverein
108
4 Failed European integration schemes
128
Integration outside Europe
139
2 Integration in Latin America
140
3 Integration in Asia
163

2 Externalities transaction costs and demand for institutional change
44
3 Externalities transaction costs and demand for integration
46
4 The supply of integration
50
5 Integration and economic performance
57
4 Integration in North America
179
Conclusion
189
Index
197
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