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961 - Governance and transborder cooperation in the regional integration processes in the Americas: comparative approaches

17.07.2012 | 08:00 - 13:30

Convener 1: RIOJA, LEONARDO (UNIVERSIDAD DE QUINTANA ROO , CHETUMAL, Mexico / Mexiko)
Convener 2: KOFF, HARLAN (UNIVERSIDADDELUXEMBURGO, LUXEMBURG, Luxemburg / Luxemburg)

This symposium proposal focuses on different dimensions and scopes of participation of actors like states, NGOs and corporations on a multilateral and/or bilateral level that requires an interdisciplinary analysis and the discussion of different theoretical perspectives. Therefore, the objectives are analyzing: a) The theoretical perspectives on regional integration, multilateralism, governance and cross-border cooperation. b) The policies of territorial management of natural resources like water, energy and biodiversity, and c) The implementation of regional security arrangements to combat drug trafficking and organized crime.

Keywords: Governance, transborder cooperation, multilateralism, regional integration

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