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Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

political conditions foster cooperation ( Mumme, 2019 ), and what positive impacts regional cooperation can have on communities ( Deacon & Nita, 2013 ). The journal has also investigated the diffusion of sustainability norms through interregional cooperation

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Elisabetta Nadalutti

supranational, national, and local level. It has been important to lead this kind of analysis because this research, although recognizing the relevance norms have in CBC, hypothesizes that the ethical dimension of CBC suffers from theoretical and policy

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relationship between realist security politics in the field of migration and emerging regional human rights norms. The second academic contribution to this issue, from RISC’s present executive director, Lauri Siitonen, continues our discussion on regional

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Policy coherence for development and migration

Analyzing US and EU policies through the lens of normative transformation

Harlan Koff

norm that contends that development strategies should not be undermined by initiatives in non-development policy arenas, like migration and home affairs. Thus, it represents a policy tool and a normative statement in development discussions ( Cercle de

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Whither the people in the ASEAN Community?

Prospects in regional community building above and below the state

See Seng Tan

, according to Hiro Katsumata, is that ASEAN has “mimetically” adopted the human rights norm in order to secure ASEAN's identity as a legitimate institution in the community of modern states ( Katsumata, 2009, p. 619 ). Whichever is the more accurate view

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Is there a link?

Japan’s internal cohesion and external conflict with neighbors

Robert W. Compton Jr.

its government’s intransigent commitment to policies derived from insular cultural norms and powerful actors representing these values. Japan’s economic decline in the past two decades coupled with socioeconomic pressures to maintain domestic social

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Ecosystem integrity and policy coherence for development

Tools aimed at achieving balance as the basis for transformative development

Harlan Koff, Miguel Equihua Zamora, Carmen Maganda, and Octavio Pérez-Maqueo

Multilateral incoherence Incompatibility between the development goals and procedural norms of international organizations such as the EU, OECD, the UN, and the international financial institutions Donor-recipient incoherence Incoherence between

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Regional integration from “below” in West Africa

A study of transboundary town-twinning of Idiroko (Nigeria) and Igolo (Benin)

Olukayode A. Faleye

showcases the opportunistic informal economy of an African international boundary. As noted by Cassanelli (2010) , trans-border trade rouse primordial social affinities among geographically dispersed groups like the Somalis thereby creating social norms

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Beyond the American culture wars

A call for environmental leadership and strengthening networks

Kate A. Berry

research” ( Gramling, 2016 ). As the quote makes clear, this is not an isolated incident. Scholarship and research concerning the environment, in this case social science that challenged traditional norms, has now developed into another battlefront within

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Coronavirus with “Nobody in Charge”

An open reflection on leadership, solidarity, and contemporary regional integration

Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

. Amidst the negativity generated by the coronavirus crisis, positive examples of solidarity have also emerged, including political commitments to an important international norm: access to clean and safe water for all. Water solidarity has become an