Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política
Print version ISSN 0102-6445
MEDEIROS, Marcelo de A.. State prerrogatives, regional integration, and distributive logic. Lua Nova [online]. 2003, n.58, pp. 141-168. ISSN 0102-6445. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-64452003000100008.
The emergency of a new paradigm of international order, based on processes of regional integration instead of the decadent national State is examined in view of the limits imposed on it by the persistence of the dynamics of the national State. The difficulty in substituting a supranational logic for the intergovernmental one is pointed out. The absence of effective supranational organizations imposes restrictions on the distribution of the gains attained through the integrationist dynamics. This is examined on the basis of the cases of the Mercosul and of the European Union.
Keywords : Regional integration; Mercosul; European Union; international distributive justice.