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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Regional Co-operation and Organization: Asian States

Won-Mog Choi, Freya Baetens

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 June 2019

Regional co-operation — Regional organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Asia is highly diverse in socio-political terms: it contains more than half of the world’s population, displaying a broad variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Asian States are governed by diverging political systems and situated at significantly different levels of economic development. In order to address cross-boundary issues such as migration and pollution, there is a great necessity for regional co-operation , but little has materialized on the ground thus far. 2 At the sub-regional or bilateral level, several co-operative organizations have been...
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