Comparative regional integration in the EU and East Asia: Moving beyond integration snobbery

  title={Comparative regional integration in the EU and East Asia: Moving beyond integration snobbery},
  author={Philomena Murray},
  journal={International Politics},
  • P. Murray
  • Published 26 March 2010
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
In comparative regional integration (RI) analysis, the European Union's (EU) advancing of its own experience as a model is a significant problem. This article explores this problem by focusing on comparative aspects of RI in the EU and East Asia. It argues that there are important and valid aspects of comparison, such as the origins and objectives of these two regions, but fewer points of comparison between the two when it comes to achieving their objectives. It suggests that historical… 
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