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Title:Regional integration in developing countries : some lessons based on case studies PDF Logo
Authors:Shams, Rasul
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:HWWA Discussion Paper 251
Abstract:The main focus of this paper is the question if the success of regional integration organisation in developing countries is, in fact, dependent on factors like similarity of their economic structure, market size or lack of committment. It is shown that there are also other more important institutional and politico-economical reasons to explain the functioning of such organisations in developing countries. Case studies of ECOWAS and SADC will be used to discuss this question. It is also very often argued that southsouth integration is inferior to north-south integration. This will be discussed considering the case of MERCOSUR as an example.
Subjects:regional integration
economic development
Africa
Latin America
political economy
JEL:P16
O1
F15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:HWWA Discussion Paper, Hamburgisches Welt-Wirtschafts-Archiv

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