15  Multilateral economicco-operation and the emergenceof regional organizations in SouthAsia

An assessment

Mohor Chakraborty

The growth of regionalism and the formation of regional organizations has been a prominent feature of post-World War II politics. They are usually inspired by specific objectives. While some regions and regional groupings may be concerned primarily with maximizing economic welfare and gains from intra-regional trade and investment, others are more interested in defense and security, or the protection of social and cultural traditions.1 Here it is useful to make a distinction between neo-Realist approaches to international and regional organizations and neo-liberal institutionalism. While the former emphasizes that hegemonic ...

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