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Comparative Regional Integration
Governance and Legal Models


Part of Integration through Law:The Role of Law and the Rule of Law in ASEAN Integration

Omri Sender
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  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107578586

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  • Comparative Regional Integration: Governance and Legal Models is a groundbreaking comparative study on regional or supranational integration through international and regional organizations. It provides the first comprehensive and empirically based analysis of governance systems by drawing on an original sample of 87 regional and international organizations. The authors explain how and why different organizations select specific governance processes and institutional choices, and outline which legal instruments - regulatory, organizational or procedural - are adopted to achieve integration. They reveal how different objectives influence institutional design and the integration model, for example a free trade area could insist on supremacy and refrain from adopting instruments for indirect rule, while a political union would rather engage with all available techniques. This ambitious work merges different backgrounds and disciplines to provide researchers and practitioners with a unique toolbox of institutional processes and legal mechanisms, and a classification of different models of regional and international integration.

    • The first comprehensive, empirically based comparative analysis of governance systems in a range of different regional and international organizations
    • Draws on an original sample of institutional features from 87 regional organizations - it is the most comprehensive framework of supranational integration to date
    • Merges political science and law approaches to provide an enriched perspective
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107578586
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 26 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editors' preface
    List of abbreviations
    1. Governance structures and processes in integration organisations: formalisation of institutional credible commitments for governance
    2. The development of international legal regimes: models and instruments for legal integration beyond states
    3. Study: Lead, follow, or get out of the way? International secretariats in comparative perspective Omri Sender
    Executive summary

  • Authors

    Carlos Closa, European University Institute, Florence
    Carlos Closa is a Professor at the Institute for Public Goods and Policies (IPP) and Director of the Research Area 'European, Transnational and Global Governance' in the Global Governance Programme/RSCAS at the European University Institute (EUI).

    Lorenzo Casini, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy
    Lorenzo Casini is a Tenured Associate Professor of Administrative Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Rome 'Sapienza'. He is a Research Fellow at New York University for the Global Administrative Law Project and has written several articles and books on comparative and global administrative law.


    Omri Sender, George Washington University, Washington DC
    Omri Sender is Counsel at The World Bank and a consultant in public international law. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in international law at the George Washington University Law School, and frequently writes and publishes in the field of public international law.


    Omri Sender

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