The History and Dynamics of Regionalism

1558 WordsJan 27, 20186 Pages
THE ROOTS AND DYNAMICS OF REGIONALISM Geographical proximity and mutual interference of state sharing called regionalism. Regionalism includes interest group and less global scope. It is better defined as formal or informal, between governments and not government’s organization, or private sector for mutual gains. Region is defining as social and political construction it about exclude and include. POLITICAL FACTORS DRIVING REGIONALISM Political factors are associated to development of regionalism; its main points are internal or external threats, domestic politics and leadership. IDENTITY: Internal Factors have common culture and religion and external factors have common security or economic trade. Regional awareness exists naturally even if it does not lead to regional co-operation unless states work to make the best of their regional environment. INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TRADE: Internal and external trade can be a main political factor that drives the states further close regional co-operation. The trade of communism was powerful impact to regionalism for the creation of NATO. Security trades are the most common form of external trades for regional integration. DOMESTIC POLITICS: Domestic politics instantly becomes an important variable affecting the regional governance deeds. It can take a powerful domestic coalition that has strong export oriented manufacturing industries to help closer economic integration. International agreement also affects domestic politics for the
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