Toward a New Pacific Regionalism

Date: January 2005
Type: Serials
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Series: Pacific Studies

Description

This report analyses issues and possibilities for a new Pacific regionalism, in the context of the commitment of Pacific Island Forum leaders to create a Pacific Plan for Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Integration. The report discusses different objectives for regionalism (including provision of services and market integration) and notes that varied approaches and sub-regional groupings will be appropriate to meet different objectives. Initial assessments of possible regional initiatives are presented under the proposed four pillars of the Pacific Plan. The report also discusses the political economy issues for creating a new Pacific regionalism.

Contents

  • The Basis for the ADB-Commonwealth Study
  • Challenges Facing the Region
  • The Economics of Clubs
  • Three Types of Regionalism
  • Priority Sectors for Regional Action
  • The Political Economy of Change