ERIC Number: ED256635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Association: A Framework for International Interaction. Report POL-13.
This paper examines the concept of "associated membership" in international organizations, specialized agencies, and regional organizations. Organizations that allow countries or territories to enter as associated members provide for cooperation and interaction, although these countries do not have the rights and obligations of full membership. The study surveys the nature, scope, and varying degrees of success or failure of association as a scheme for international cooperation. Section I, "Association as an Alternative to Full Membership," covers associate membership within specialized agencies, associate membership and very small states, associate membership and the European Economic Community, and bilateral and multilateral association agreements. Section II, "Association as a Structure for Interaction," deals with associated statehood, association within the former French Union and French Community, and association within regional organizations such as the Organization of American States and the Arab League. (IS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).