Strengthening Regional Trade Integration in South Asia

A SAARC Perspective

Authors: Khan, Owais Hasan

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  • Presents a comprehensive analysis of trade regionalism in South Asia under the aegis of SAARCEmploys comparative regionalism methodology, to draw lessons from relatively successful regional organisations like European Union
  • Focuses on strengthening trade regionalism in South Asia by suggesting ways through which problems and bottlenecks faced by SAARC can be resolved
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This book brings forth the philosophical, conceptual and practical contours of the trade regionalism provisions under the GATT/WTO. It analyses SAARC as the regional integration organisation of South Asia along with identifying major challenges and bottlenecks faced by it in the process of achieving regional integration. It presents ways and methods through which SAARC can be made a more effective regional organisation.

The book predominantly focuses on trade regionalism. However, other areas of integration which have impacts on the trade regionalism are also examined like social and political integrations etc. The book takes off from the premise that trade regionalism under SAARC has failed and has been marred by political and security concerns among its member nations. It has failed to achieve its objective on all the three counts, which are promoting peace, development and economic cooperation. However, with the developing countries as members, SAARC has great potential for trade integration.  Certain structural, normative and organisation alteration along with favourable ideation can still make SAARC achieve its full potential.

The book also deals with the comparative analysis of SAARC regional integration with the regional integration under European Union and ASEAN. Regarding comparative regionalism, the discussion has been confined only to the EU and ASEAN. The EU has been chosen because it is comparatively established as one of the most successful regional organisations in the contemporary world.  Whereas, ASEAN has been chosen because of its similarity to the SAARC’s economy, society and political structure. 

The analysis presented in the book is from the perspectives of international law and international relations’ theories and practise. This book thus is of particular relevance to the students, researchers, academicians, policymakers and practitioners of international trade law, international relations and South Asian studies. 

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Dr. Owais Hasan Khan is an author and academician, who is presently working as an Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University Odisha, India. Dr. Khan's research interest lies inter alia in the areas of SAARC Law studies, South Asian regional integration, WTO studies, personal laws, and law and religion. He is an alumnus of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata, from where he obtained his PhD, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad and Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has also authored the book “Critique of Anti Dumping Law”. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strengthening Regional Trade Integration in South Asia
Book Subtitle
A SAARC Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-336-777-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-6777-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-336-776-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 201
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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