The European Union and Regional Integration in the Americas

  • Lorena Ruano


What is the status of the European Union as a model for regional integration after the creation, revival or development of the several regional integration agreements in the American continent in the 1990s? While it held the field to itself, the European Union could safely be described as the most advanced experiment in successful regional integration. Now that NAFTA, Mercosur, the Central American Common Market (CACM), the Andean Community, and possibly a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), have all emerged to challenge the Eurocentric bias of regionalist studies, is the European Union a one-off case or a primus inter pares?


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