About the Authors

  title={About the Authors},
  author={Emil Kirchner},
  journal={Psychological Science in the Public Interest},
  pages={iii - iv}
  • E. Kirchner
  • Published 1 November 2017
  • Political Science
  • Psychological Science in the Public Interest
This article aims to explore the relationship between domestic economic and political conditions and the performance of 14 regional organisations over a range of security provisions. It argues that the willingness of member states to increase the range of security provisions of a regional organisation is influenced by the combination of high levels of economic and political development and low levels of dispersion among the members of a regional organisation. In order to evaluate this… 

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