Democracy, Veto Players and the Depth of Regional Integration

  title={Democracy, Veto Players and the Depth of Regional Integration},
  author={Edward D. Mansfield and Helen V. Milner and Jon C. W. Pevehouse},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: World Economy},
We e xamine how domestic political factors influence the type of regional integration arrangement (RIA) that states enter. States can pursue at least five types of RIAs, in order of their depth of policy integration: preferential trade agreements, free trad e areas, customs unions, common markets and economic unions. We argue that a country’s regime type and the number of institutio nal ‘veto players’ strongly affect the type of arrangement that states choose. Democracies are more likely to… 
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