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Book Title: 
The Regional Integration Manual. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Publication Year: 
2011
Publication Place: 
London
Publisher: 
Routledge
ISBN: 
978-0-415-60255-6
Pages: 
179-197
Abstract: 

The Regional Integration Manual brings together different methods for monitoring and analysing regional integration processes in a systematic way. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, it seeks to provide officials in regional organisations, researchers in think tanks, academics and students worldwide with an accessible set of both quantitative and qualitative tools, useful in their day-to-day work.

The Manual addresses an increasing demand for such tools, in a world where mechanisms and ideas for effective regional government and governance are in dire need, whereas the monitoring and analytical capabilities of official and non-governmental actors often lag behind. It also addresses a rapidly growing academic community studying the determinants, depth, speed and other characteristics of regional integration and co-operation.

Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, The Regional Integration Manual will be of interest to scholars of governance and regional politics as well as policy-makers and those in regional organisations.

Keywords: 
Regionalism; International Relations; Government; Politics & International Relations; International Economics