Sklias, Pantelis and Tsampra, Maria (2012): Towards an analytical framework of regional integration in Western Balkans.
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The paper focuses on the regional integration of Western Balkans and its prospects. We enrich mainstream political economic approaches by a framework assessing regional integration with the use of political, cultural, institutional and economic variables: coincidence in political interests and national barriers; common perceptions, values, principles and culture; restructuring and maturity of institutions; production complementarities, trade flows and financial transactions; technology and infrastructures. Evaluating these variables in the Western Balkans, we conclude that integration can proceed through a top-down enforced process by the EU or the International Community rather, than through individual efforts of the region’s nation-states.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Towards an analytical framework of regional integration in Western Balkans|
|Keywords:||Regional integration; Western Balkans; political economy variables|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F15 - Economic Integration
P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
|Depositing User:||MARIA TSAMPRA|
|Date Deposited:||08. Feb 2012 03:55|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 13:57|
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