United Nations University Series on Regionalism

Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment

2006 World Report on Regional Integration

Editors: De Lombaerde, Philippe (Ed.)

  • Unique collaboration between all regional UN Economic Commissions
  • Report focuses on one of the central issues in the debate on global governance
  • Written by a balanced and interdisciplinary group of experts
  • Worldwide coverage of issues
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Global governance is a concern of not only global organisations but also of all individual states and of regional co-operation agreements among sovereign states. In 2001, the United Nations University has launched UNU-CRIS, a research and training programme on comparative regional integration to study the role of regional integration in global governance. The present first volume of the World Report on Regional Integration is a timely product of the research undertaken at UNU-CRIS. This new series of World Reports will certainly contribute to the discussion on the interaction between regional and global governance. And by bringing together insights from different parts of the UN system, in particular the five UN regional economic commissions and UNCTAD, this report will also contribute to a better understanding of the role of regions in the UN.
Hans van Ginkel, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Rector of UNU

The World Report on Regional Integration brings together a well-balanced mix of economic analysis, facts and political perspectives on the topic of regional integration. The most valuable and unique contribution of this volume is the enhanced clarity it brings to the complex picture of trade and investment integration, the entanglement of which points to the need for more effective regional governance as a building block of multilateral governance in this area. As the world’s most dynamic trading region, Asia and the Pacific is a key player in this process, and the UNESCAP secretariat, in its service to the region, will continue to accord high priority to this policy objective.
Kim Hak-Su, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Developing Countries' Participation in Regional Integration: Trends, Prospects and Policy Implications

    Pages 7-24

  • Preferential Trading Arrangements for Developing Countries

    Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb

    Pages 25-36

  • Making Multi-Level Rules Work: Trade and Investment Rules in Regional and Bilateral Agreements

    Woolcock, Stephen

    Pages 37-58

  • Reconciling Regionalism and Multilateralism: Towards Multilevel Trade Governance

    Gavin, Brigid

    Pages 59-72

  • Asia-Pacific Regionalism Quo Vadis? Charting the Territory for New Integration Routes

    Bonapace, Tiziana (et al.)

    Pages 75-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment
Book Subtitle
2006 World Report on Regional Integration
Editors
  • Philippe De Lombaerde
Series Title
United Nations University Series on Regionalism
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5951-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5951-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5950-6
Series ISSN
2214-9848
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 277
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