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Comparing Regional Organizations: Global Dynamics and Regional Particularities

Diana Panke, Sören Stapel, and Anna Starkmann


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution and particularities of regional organizations across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe since 1945. The authors analyze the membership dynamics and policy scopes of 76 organizations, and compare their opportunities and challenges in regional governance. They consider organizations’ competencies in eleven different policy areas, including trade, security and environment, and trace patterns in their development. For those with interests in comparative regionalism, international relations, political science and international law, thi ... More

Keywords: European Union, globalization, member states, membership development, regional cooperation, regional governance, regional organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529209471
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529209471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana Panke, author
University of Freiburg

Sören Stapel, author
University of Freiburg

Anna Starkmann, author
University of Freiburg