The Strength of International Regionalism
The rapid advance of our scientific knowledge and its technological applications have brought the role of massive research and development in economic growth into enhanced prominence. Figures, showing that the United States spends some fifteen to twenty times as much on research and development annually as a typical European State does, have been used to argue that most States in the world today are too small to be leaders in massive technology-oriented industries such as aerospace, applications of nuclear energy, and others. These technological pressures are said to be a force for the formation of regional entities larger than existing States in Europe and the Third World.
KeywordsInternational Regionalism Regional Organisation European Economic Community World Politics Intergovernmental Organisation
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