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Contact: Vivien Chiam Institution: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
 REGIONAL TRADE INTEGRATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

This book addresses the growth of regional trade agreements (RTAs) which have mushroomed since the 1990s, and considers their potential as a tool for reducing inter- and intra-state conflict.


REGIONAL TRADE INTEGRATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Edited by Shaheen Rafi Khan

Routledge/IDRC 2008
ISBN 978-0-415-47673-7
e-ISBN 978-1-55250-414-7
288 pp.
(To read the book, please click on the link below)

This book addresses the growth of regional trade agreements (RTAs) which have mushroomed since the 1990s, and considers their potential as a tool for reducing inter- and intra-state conflict.

Exploring the links between trade, conflict, and peace in different and varying contexts, this book maps the extant RTAs in the region, analyses the factors which hinder or promote regional trade integration, and considers their economic and political impacts. Presenting a series of case studies in four regions: South America; the southern African region; South Asia and South East Asia, the authors consider three key questions:

* What is the significance of the recent and rapid development of RTAs for peace building both within and between countries?
* To what extent do RTAs engender inter and intrastate conflict?
* To what extent are trade and RTAs hostage to conflict and is regional political stability a precondition for economic integration?

Regional Trade Integration and Conflict Resolution will be of interests to students and scholars of trade, international relations, and conflict studies. It will also be of interest to policymakers, NGOs, and development professionals.

THE EDITOR

Shaheen Rafi Khan is Research Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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CONTENT

Notes on contributors 2008

Foreword Simon S.C. Tay
Chairman 2008

Preface Shaheen Rafi Khan
Research Fellow 2008

Acknowledgements 2008

List of acronyms 2008

1. Introduction Oli Brown, Shaheen Rafi Khan, and Faisal Haq Shaheen 2008

2. Regional integration, trade and conflicts in Latin America Alejandra Ruiz-Dana, Peter Goldschagg, Edmundo Claro, and Hernán Blanco 2008

3. Regional integration, trade and conflict in southern Africa Mzukisi Qobo 2008

4. Regional trade agreements in South Asia: trade and conflict linkages Shaheen Rafi Khan, Moeed Yousaf, Faisal Haq Shaheen, and Azka Tanveer 2008

5. Regional trade agreements and conflict: the case of Southeast Asia Hank Lim 2008

6. Managing conflict through trade: the case of Pakistan and India Shaheen Rafi Khan, Faisal Haq Shaheen, and Moeed Yusuf 2008

7. Outlines of intra-state conflict in Zimbabwe and regional challenges Mzukisi Qobo 2008

8. Peru and Ecuador: a case study of Latin American integration and conflict Alejandra Ruiz-Dana . 2008

9. Trading across the Straits: Will a free trade agreement between China and Taiwan promote peace? Hank Lim 2008

10. Conclusions: the role of regional trade integration in conflict prevention Oli Brown, Mzukisi Qobo, and Alejandra Ruiz- Dana 2008

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Keywords associated to this article: regional trade, conflict resolution
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