The Regional Integration Manual
Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Edited by Philippe De Lombaerde, Renato Flores, Lelio Iapadre, Michael Schulz
Published June 21st 2011 by Routledge – 366 pages
The Regional Integration Manual brings together different methods for monitoring and analysing regional integration processes in a systematic way. Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, it seeks to provide officials in regional organisations, researchers in think tanks, academics and students worldwide with an accessible set of both quantitative and qualitative tools, useful in their day-to-day work.
The Manual addresses an increasing demand for such tools, in a world where mechanisms and ideas for effective regional government and governance are in dire need, whereas the monitoring and analytical capabilities of official and non-governmental actors often lag behind. It also addresses a rapidly growing academic community studying the determinants, depth, speed and other characteristics of regional integration and co-operation.
Employing a multi-disciplinary approach, The Regional Integration Manual will be of interest to scholars of governance and regional politics as well as policy-makers and those in regional organisations.
1. Introduction and Summary Philippe De Lombaerde, Renato Flôres, Lelio Iapadre and Michael Schulz 2. Assessing Regional Governance: An Indicative Framework for Developing Indicators Edward Best 3. Assessing Attitudes towards Regional Integration Processes Bernd Schlipphak and Timo Menikken 4. How to Measure the Level of Regional Conflict and Peace? Michael Schulz 5. Indicators of Intra-Regional Migration and Mobility Michela Ceccorulli, Frédérique Channac, Philippe De Lombaerde and Emmanuel Fanta 6. Statistical Measures of Regional Trade Integration Lelio Iapadre and Michael Plummer 7. Indicators of Regional Financial Integration Agustín S. Bénétrix and Sébastien Wälti 8. Measurement of Regional Economic Convergence José Villaverde and Adolfo Maza 9. Optimum Currency Area Criteria Lúcio Vinhas De Souza and Corina Weidinger Sosdean 10. Gravity Models applied to Regional Integration Aurora Mordonu, Glenn Rayp, Bernard Herz and Marco Wagner 11. CGE Models Applied to Regional Integration Renato G. Flôres Jr. 12. Sustainability Impact Assessments applied to Regional Integration Clive George, Tomasz Iwanow and Colin Kirkpatrick 13. Evaluation Techniques applied to large-scale Regional Projects Manohar Lal Baharani and Paul J. Stephenson 14. Participatory Foresight Techniques applied to Regional Integration Processes Nikki Slocum-Bradley and Luk Van Langenhove 15. Composite Indexes and Systems of Indicators of Regional Integration Philippe De Lombaerde, Ettore Dorrucci, Gaspare Genna and Francesco Paolo Mongelli
Dr Philippe De Lombaerde is Associate Director at United Nations University (UNU-CRIS) and also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bonn-ZEI and at the College of Europe, Bruges.
Dr Renato Flôres is Professor at the Graduate School of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, and Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp.
Dr Lelio Iapadre is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of L’Aquila and Adjunct Professor in International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Bologna Center. He is also an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS and a Corresponding Member of the Research Centre of International Economics (CIDEI), University of Rome "La Sapienza".
Dr Michael Schulz is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg .