Most States around the world have entered into some form of regional arrangement with their neighbours. Too often, these decisions are either seen as discrete processes identified by their own peculiar features, as happens in much debate on the European Union, or simply as examples of international organisation. Rarely are these processes of regional organisation and regional integration treated as phenomena in their own right to be compared as such across the world.
This website seeks to rectify this. It provides a resource which will allow visitors to learn more about the scope, missions, activities, institutions and laws of different regional organisations. Its aim is also to provide a hub where the differences, similarities, achievements and challenges of individual regional organisations can be debated and where there is space for more general reflection about the contributions of regional organisations to the way we are governed and the way we identify ourselves. It is hoped that this resource and hub will be of interest and will engage all those with an interest in regional integration.
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