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Regional Policy Making

  • Robert G. PicardEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)

Abstract

This chapter explores the roles, processes and issues addressed in regional trade agreements and multinational governmental policy making through regional governmental organizations worldwide. It shows that the nature of regional policy making differs depending upon the needs and structure of regional governance and communications systems. The chapter provides a model for analyzing regional policy making and the influences on its processes. It discusses different approaches, such as setting policy frameworks, trade agreements and joint actions for technical cooperation and to support communication infrastructures, and major regional governance initiatives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Reuters InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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