Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations

Patching Together a Global Script

  • Tanja A. Börzel
  • Vera van Hüllen

Part of the Governance and Limited Statehood Series book series (GLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tanja A. Börzel, Vera van Hüllen
      Pages 3-21
  3. Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Christof Hartmann, Kai Striebinger
      Pages 68-83
    3. Merran Hulse, Anna van der Vleuten
      Pages 84-103
  4. Middle East and Asia

  5. The Americas

  6. Europe

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 260-298

About this book


This volume explores the conditions under which regional organizations engage in governance transfer in and to areas of limited statehood. The authors argue that a global script of governance transfer by regional organizations is emerging, where regional and national actors are adapting governance standards and instruments to their local context.


governance democracy human rights corruption rule of law transfer diffusion global script (comparative) regionalism regional organizations African Union (AU) Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Southern African Development Community (SADC) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) League of Arab States (LAS) Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Organization of American States (OAS) North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Common Market of the South (Mercado Común del Sur Mercosur) ASEAN environment government intervention Mercosur NAFTA Nation organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Tanja A. Börzel
    • 1
  • Vera van Hüllen
    • 2
  1. 1.Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political ScienceFreie Universität BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Leuphana Universität LüneburgGermany

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