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Vol. II: Regional Integration in the World: Documents

Edited by Ludger Kühnhardt

510 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-655-9 $179.00/£132.00 Hb Published (July 2010)

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After two centuries of nation-building, the world has entered an era of region-building in search of political stability, cultural cohesion, and socio-economic development. Nations involved in the regional structures and integration schemes that are emerging in most regions of the world are deepening their ambitions, with Europe’s integration experience often used as an experimental template or theoretical model. Volume I provides a political-analytical framework for recognizing the central role of the European Union not only as a conceptual model but also a normative engine in the global proliferation of regional integration. It also gives a comprehensive treatment of the focus, motives, and objectives of non-European integration efforts. Volume II offers a unique collection of documents that give the best available overview of the legal and political evolution of region-building based on official documents and stated objectives of the relevant regional groupings across all continents. Together, these volumes are important contributions for understanding the evolution of global affairs in an age when power shifts provide new challenges and opportunities for transatlantic partners and the world community.

Ludger Kühnhardt has been Director at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) and Professor of Political Science at Bonn University since 1997. He has been advisor to political leaders in Europe and Africa. As a Public Policy Scholar he has worked at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. As Visiting Professor he has taught and studied at renowned universities across the world, including St. Antony’s College Oxford, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Seoul National University, Cape Town University, and the College of Europe in Bruges. He has conducted research in comparative region-building in all continents.

Volume I: The Global Proliferation of Regional Integration
Subject: Development Studies


Introduction: The Global Proliferation of Region-Building
Ludger Kühnhardt

Chapter 1. Region-Building in Europe European Union

  • Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community (The Treaties of Rome)
  • Single European Act
  • The Treaty on European Union
  • Treaty of Lisbon
  • Amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty Establishing the European Community

Chapter 2. Region-Building in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Central American Integration System (SICA)
  • General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration
  • Tegucigalpa Protocol to the Charter of the Organization of Central American States
  • Convention on the Statute of the Central American Court of Justice Framework
  • Treaty on Democratic Security in Central America
  • Andean Community of Nations (CAN)
  • Andean Subregional Integration Agreement (Cartagena Agreement)
  • Trujillo Act
  • Treaty Creating the Court of Justice of the Cartagena Agreement
  • Sucre Protocol
  • Additional Protocol on the Treaty Establishing the Andean Parliament
  • Additional Protocol to the Cartagena Agreement - Andean Community Commitment to Democracy
  • Quirama Declaration
  • Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
  • Agreement Establishing The Caribbean Free Trade Association
  • Treaty Establishing the Caribbean Community
  • Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas
  • Establishing the Caribbean Community Including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy
  • The Rose Hall Declaration on Regional Governance and Integrated Development
  • Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR)
  • Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) Agreement (Treaty of Asuncion)
  • Southern Common Market - Protocol of Ouro Preto
  • The Protocol of Olivos
  • Constitutive Protocol of the Parliament of the MERCOSUR

Chapter 3. Region-Building in Asia Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  • The ASEAN-Declaration (Bangkok-Declaration)
  • Declaration of ASEAN Concord
  • Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia
  • Declaration of ASEAN Concord II
  • Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the ASEAN Charter
  • Charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • The Cooperation Council - Charter
  • The Unified Economic Agreement between the Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council
  • The Economic Agreement between the Gulf Cooperation Council States (Revised)
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • Charter of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
  • Agreement on SAARC Preferential Trading Arrangement (SAPTA)
  • Regional Convention on Suppression of Terrorism
  • Social Charter Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
  • Agreement for Establishment of SAARC Arbitration Council

Chapter 4. Region-Building in Africa

  • African Union (AU)
  • Organization of African Unity (OAU)
  • Charter Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community
  • The Constitutive Act
  • Solemn Declaration on a Common African Defence and Security Policy
  • Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • Treaty of ECOWAS (Revised)
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Consolidated Text of the Treaty of the Southern African Development Community
  • Protocol on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation
  • Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections

Chapter 5. Region-Building in Eurasia

  • Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • The Alma-Ata Declaration
  • CIS Treaty on Collective Security
  • Charter of the Commonwealth of Independent States
  • CIS Treaty on the Formation of an Economic Union
  • Agreement on Collective Peacekeeping Forces and Joint Measures on their Material and Technical Supply
  • Agreement on the Creation of a Common Economic Space

Chapter 6. Region-Building in the Pacific Ocean

  • Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
  • Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  • Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA)
  • Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER)
  • Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum

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