Ceremonial regionalism, institutions and integration in the Americas

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Abstract

Latin America's recent integrationist proposals have been presented as part of a new commitment to increasing living standards and international competitiveness. However, the frustrating results of integration in the past three decades should caution us against placing excessive emphasis on the technical aspects of trade. The author argues that important lessons can be learned from previous attempts to promote integration in this region while neglecting the political dimensions of integration. Inadequate organizational forms, weak institutional arrangements ruled by technocratic elites, may be more helpful as ceremonial devices in the legitimation of those elites than in advancing the substance of the integration project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-123
Number of pages14
JournalStudies In Comparative International Development
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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