Interstate Institutions and Transnational Involvement

Luis Roniger

in Transnational Politics in Central America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036632
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038834 | DOI:
Interstate Institutions and Transnational Involvement

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The proliferation of interstate regional institutions in the late twentieth century is the focus of this chapter. These institutions, launched with only partial success in the 1960s, gained momentum in the 1990s after the successful completion of the peace process initiated in the 1980s. This chapter singles out the major institutional developments while discussing whether such institutions reflect regional identity or contribute to it. In this new stage, institutional steps aiming at coordinated action proliferated and broadened to include dozens of regional institutional mechanisms such as a confederation of public universities, a disaster agency, and a regional transportation council. Such institutional development has been dictated by, among other processes, trends of globalizing economic circuits and the transnationalization of migration, whether of a legal, an informal, or an illicit nature.

Keywords: interstate regional institutions; peace process; institutional developments; public universities; transnationalization

Chapter.  5356 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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