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Regional public goods in North America

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Long, T. and Suarez-Mier, M. (2017) Regional public goods in North America. In: Goodman, L. W. and Estevadeordal, A. (eds.) 21st Century Cooperation: Regional Public Goods, Global Governance and Sustainable Development. Routledge, New York, pp. 265-286. ISBN 9781138722590

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This paper will briefly examine the concept of RPGs as it applies to North America. Focusing on the role of these goods, it contextualizes today’s situation with a succinct account of North American integration. The paper argues that rule of law has emerged as one of the most important RPGs in North America, directed largely at regional economic transactions. While these effects have been important, the provision of rule of law is fragmentary and has not produced the degree of spillover that was hoped for. Finally, we conclude by examining the future prospects of RPG provision in North America.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:66279
Uncontrolled Keywords:North America, regional public goods, regionalism, NAFTA
Publisher:Routledge

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