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The Gulf Cooperation Council

The Gulf Cooperation Council

A Rising Power and Lessons for ASEAN

  • Author: Linda Low,Lorraine Carlos Salazar
  • Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • ISBN: 9814311405
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 60
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Possessing a significant share of the world's oil and gas reserves and including some of the world's fastest growing economies, the GCC is a significant regional grouping. As with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Council has made significant progress towards economic integration. Seeking to draw out lessons applicable to ASEAN, this report looks at the structure and evolution of the GCC. This includes the context within which the Council was established, its rationale, and economic importance. It then follows the organization's development over time, paying particular importance to its progress from Customs Union and Common Market towards Monetary Union. The report then sets out the key challenges ahead for the Council, and concludes by highlighting the structural, organizational, and political lessons that resonate with ASEAN and its membership.

Initiatives of Regional Integration in Asia in Comparative Perspective

Initiatives of Regional Integration in Asia in Comparative Perspective

Concepts, Contents and Prospects

  • Author: Howard Loewen,Anja Zorob
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9402412115
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 210
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This volume offers to compare and explain variances of regionalism in Asia by disclosing the distinctive features of regional arrangements and how they evolved during the 1990s and 2000s against the background of a changing global environment. Moreover, it takes up a genuinely ‘inter-Asian’ perspective. By analysing and comparing diverse manifestations of regional integration agreements across Asia and its different sub-regions, it sets out to track their common characteristics and sub-regional facets with respect to their establishment, design and consequences. In addition, political processes accompanying their negotiation and implementation are scrutinized. The analysis encompasses nine case studies written by renowned scholars who together as a group combine an extraordinary mixture of different disciplinary backgrounds as well as expertise on shapes and processes of regional integration in different parts of Asia. The case studies seize on some of the most important features and controversial issues characterizing the second regionalism. Such are the emergence and impact of overlapping FTAs, regional financial and sub-regional economic integration and cooperation, power and the politics of regional integration as well as the nexus between conflict resolution, state failure and regional integration.

Evolutions in the Law of International Organizations

Evolutions in the Law of International Organizations

  • Author: Virzo,Ingravallo
  • Publisher: Hotei Publishing
  • ISBN: 9004290192
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 574
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International Organizations (IOs) are a most striking phenomenon in contemporary international law. Many complex issues have arisen since the emergence of these organizations due, in part, to their increasing prevalence, ever-changing nature, and nuanced diversity. This volume aims to explore new solutions to some of these issues and focuses specifically on problems derived from recent legal developments in IO praxis.

Regional Integration and National Disintegration in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East

Regional Integration and National Disintegration in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East

  • Author: Imad H. El-Anis,Natasha Underhill
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443896357
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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This edited collection explores the processes of change currently shaping the Middle East in the post-Arab Spring context. The national and transnational challenges that have emerged since the uprisings in 2011 – particularly the increase in extremism, and the emergence and intensification of civil wars – have garnered significant attention in both media coverage and academic research. However, simultaneous (and far older) processes of regional integration – varying in form from free trade agreements like the Greater Arab Free Trade Area to economic and political unions like the Gulf Cooperation Council – have also been influenced by the changes of the past few years. This text draws together innovative new research from different fields to explore how far the changes shaping the Middle East are leading to the region’s polarisation between states that are integrating politically and economically with each other on the one hand, and states that are disintegrating internally on the other. The book includes contributions from scholars and practitioners from around the world, and who work in different fields including Middle Eastern studies, international relations, international political economy, foreign policy studies, and security studies. Chapters vary in focus and approach, with the first section focusing on security-related issues, particularly civil wars and terrorism. A second group of chapters looks at political economy in the region, and examines domestic, regional and global practices and processes, including foreign aid, trade, and development. A final group of chapters investigates socio-political and socio-cultural issues, including the role of civil society in the region, migration, and international law.

Global Regionalisms and Higher Education

Global Regionalisms and Higher Education

Projects, Processes, Politics

  • Author: Susan L. Robertson,Kris Olds,Roger Dale,Que Anh Dang
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784712353
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 336
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This original book provides a unique analysis of the different regional and inter-regional projects, their processes and the politics of Europeanisation, globalisation and education. Collectively, the contirbutors engage with international relations and integrations theory to explore new ways of thinking about regionalisms and inter-regionalisms, and bring to the fore the role that higher education plays in this.

Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses Journal

Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military art and science
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Security without nuclear weapons

Security without nuclear weapons

Indo-Soviet dialogue

  • Author: K. Subrahmanyam,Jasjit Singh,Institut vostokovedenii︠a︡ (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR),Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
  • Publisher: Lancer International
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 218
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This Volume Has Emerged Out Of The Proceedings Of An Indo-Soviet Seminar Held In The First Week Of October, 1986, At The Institute Of Oriental Studies In Moscow. The Contributors Include, K. Subrahmanyam Jasjit Singh, C. Raja Mohan, E.M. Primakov And Inder Malhotra Among Others.

The New International Architecture in Trade and Investment

The New International Architecture in Trade and Investment

Current Status and Implications

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asia
  • Page: 183
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Far Eastern Economic Review

Far Eastern Economic Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: East Asia
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The Brown Journal of World Affairs

The Brown Journal of World Affairs

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World politics
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