Regional Dispute Settlement

Karen Alter-Hanson, Liesbet Hooghe

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the choices regional systems have made in designing dispute settlement systems. There are many potential options including choosing arbitration or mediation mechanisms, or creating regional courts. These different choices shape the extent to which dispute settlement becomes legalized and judicialized. The chapter discusses the state of theory and of the empirical analysis of dispute settlement systems associated with regionalism. We have a fairly good sense of the choices that governments have made, how these choices have changed significantly over time, and how the choice for a court may judicialize regional politics. But much work needs to be done so as to better understand the forces shaping these choices. The chapter summarizes the state of the art, identifying many fruitful areas for further investigation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism
EditorsTanja A Borzel, Thomas Risse
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages538-558
Number of pages21
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-0199682300
StatePublished - 2016

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    Alter-Hanson, K., & Hooghe, L. (2016). Regional Dispute Settlement. In T. A. Borzel, & T. Risse (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism (1 ed., pp. 538-558). Oxford University Press.