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Description - Crafting Cooperation by Amitav Acharya

Regional institutions are an increasingly prominent feature of world politics. Their characteristics and performance vary widely: some are highly legalistic and bureaucratic, while others are informal and flexible. They also differ in terms of inclusiveness, decision-making rules and commitment to the non-interference principle. This is the first book to offer a conceptual framework for comparing the design and effectiveness of regional international institutions, including the EU, NATO, ASEAN, OAS, AU and the Arab League. The case studies, by a group of leading scholars of regional institutions, offer a rigorous, historically informed analysis of the differences and similarities in institutions across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa. The chapters provide a more theoretically and empirically diverse analysis of the design and efficacy of regional institutions than heretofore available.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521699426
ISBN-10: 0521699428
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya is Professor of International Relations in the Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, SIngapore. Alastair Iain Johnston is the Laine Professor of China in World Affairs in the Government Department at Harvard University.

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