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Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration

Sonu Trivedi (Author)
Synopsis Prompted by the uncertain outcome of the GATT/Uruguay Round negotiations, regional agreements mushroomed in different parts of the world. The collapse of the Soviet Union gave a renewed impulse to economic interactions at the expense of political and strategic preoccupations. Inter-regional co-operation reduces economic and social fragmentation created by national frontiers and hence facilitates integrated development of the participating states. In Africa, as in other parts of the world, regional co-operation in a major factor in internal and international politics. This book focuses on the regional co-operation efforts in the three continents of the world, viz. Africa, Asia and Europe and their role in promoting and strengthening African Capacities. It examines various dimensions of regional co-operation with focus on bilateral relations between a community of highly developed states (European Union) and group of developing countries, viz. COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa). The latter part of the book focuses on inter-regional co-operation between South Asian countries, particularly India, and COMESA. These two regions of the world share a common colonial legacy and are striving to improve the socio-economic conditions of their people. Inter-regional cooperation of their people. Inter-regional cooperation and integration is a vital necessity in a world witnessing trade liberalization, foreign investments and reduced role of governments in economic affairs.
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About the author

Sonu Trivedi

Sonu Trivedi is a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. She Specialises in regional economic cooperation in Africa and Southeast Asia. She has to her credit a number of articles published in reputed journals. Her recent works include A Handbook of International Organisations. Currently, she is working on a project titled Challenges of Multilateralism in the World Economy.

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Manish - The tranisition Era of Integration Jan, 01, 1970

This book emphasis in the transition phasa of countries of SAARC

Bibliographic information

Title Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration
Author Sonu Trivedi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8177080989
length xv+377p., Tables; Notes; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.