publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . 2016

Regional encounters: explaining the divergent responses to the EU’s support for regional integration in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific

Heron, Tony; Murray-Evans, Peg;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In this article, we map and explain the unevenness of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) responses to the EU’s external promotion of regional integration in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). Although the controversies associated with the EPAs are typically attributed to a common set of problems, what remains to be fully explained is why these manifested themselves to a greater or lesser extent in different national and regional contexts. We account for this variance as a product of the degree of congruence between the institutional trajectory of individual regional projects and the model of economic integration prescribed by the EU in ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Regionalism (international relations), Explanatory model, Geography, Prospectus, Economic Partnership Agreements, European union, media_common.cataloged_instance, media_common, Regional integration, Economic integration, International trade, business.industry, business, Economic geography
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