Link to the University of Pittsburgh
Link to the University Library SystemContact us link
AEI Banner

Consensual Integration Alliances: The Importance of Predictability and Efficacy in the Mercosur Institutional Experience. Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series, Vol. 2 No. 3, March 2003

Peña, Félix. (2003) Consensual Integration Alliances: The Importance of Predictability and Efficacy in the Mercosur Institutional Experience. Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series, Vol. 2 No. 3, March 2003. [Working Paper]

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (233Kb) | Preview

    Abstract

    (From the introduction). A voluntary integration alliance between sovereign nations, whatever its intensity, has a vocation of permanence. This is a central element, though it does not necessarily guarantee the irreversibility of the process. Still, this system of integration is conceived and constructed assuming the vocation of permanence. It is important that this vocation adjusts itself to the rules of the game that reflect and sustain it on the basis of reciprocal national interests. It is a dynamic win-win perception that in the long run preserves the social pact among participating nations, and explains its domestic legitimacy. The essential role of common institutions and rules of the game is precisely to maintain the balance of national interests in the long term. The quality of these institutions and rules will have a strong impact on explaining the relative success of an integration process. The demand for institutions in a concrete process will depend largely on the degree of interdependence and on the concentration of relative power among the partners.

    Export/Citation:EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII (Chicago style) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
    Social Networking:
    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > regionalism, international
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Latin America
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > University of Miami, Florida-EU Center of Excellence > Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2008
    Page Range: p. 11
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:52
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8099

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads