The Resource Organising the South American space : regionalism in times of transnationalisation, Stefano Palestini Céspedes

Organising the South American space : regionalism in times of transnationalisation, Stefano Palestini Céspedes

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Organising the South American space : regionalism in times of transnationalisation
Title
Organising the South American space
Title remainder
regionalism in times of transnationalisation
Statement of responsibility
Stefano Palestini Céspedes
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Language
eng
Summary
What makes governments decide to engage in cooperation with their neighbours to deliver regional public goods? Under which conditions do they decide to keep this cooperation informal, and when do they instead prefer to formalise it through an international treaty? Why do government seem to be more capable to produce regional public goods in some policy-areas than in others? The present research addresses these questions by analysing the contemporary South American-wide regionalism from 2000 to 2014, the period in which the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA) was created and later formalised into the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). First, the analysis of the intergovernmental negotiations shows that an informal institution such as IIRSA better accommodated the preferences of governments that were searching for and experimenting with a collective response to an external challenge, whereas a formal institution such as UNASUR better accommodated the preferences of governments that wanted to avoid the emergence of competitive regional projects and the defection of some states. Second, the thesis examines the interactions between governments and transnational actors and shows that regional public goods are more likely to be produced in policy-areas in which governments were able to broker non-state transnational actors to implement basic intergovernmental consensus. In answering these questions, the thesis offers an empirically informed assessment of contemporary South American regionalism without following either the over-optimistic or over-pessimistic viewpoints that dominate the current academic debate
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Palestini Céspedes, Stefano
Date time place
Defence date: 13 October 2015
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2015.
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no index present
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non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Unión de Naciones Suramericanas
  • Regionalism
  • South America
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Organising the South American space : regionalism in times of transnationalisation, Stefano Palestini Céspedes
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Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor László Bruszt, EUI (Supervisor); Professor Carlos Closa Montero, EUI; Professor Olivier Dabène, Sciences Po; Professor Juan Gabriel Valdés Soublette, Government of Chile - Universidad Austral
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-188)
Control code
FIEb17755670
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xii, 199 pages
System control number
(OCoLC)933295849
Label
Organising the South American space : regionalism in times of transnationalisation, Stefano Palestini Céspedes
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor László Bruszt, EUI (Supervisor); Professor Carlos Closa Montero, EUI; Professor Olivier Dabène, Sciences Po; Professor Juan Gabriel Valdés Soublette, Government of Chile - Universidad Austral
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-188)
Control code
FIEb17755670
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xii, 199 pages
System control number
(OCoLC)933295849

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