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INTERNATIONAL, PEER REVIEWED/REFEREED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY,BIANNUAL,BILINGUAL, OPEN ACCESS,INDEXED JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES INTERNATIONAL, PEER REVIEWED/REFEREED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY,BIANNUAL,BILINGUAL, OPEN ACCESS,INDEXED JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES

Functional Cooperation in South Asia-SAARC and other Regional Possibilities

Ashish Singh

Affiliations:

  1. Department of Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi,

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Functionalism and Neo-functionalism are important theories of international politics. Both these theories have helped us to analyse growing interconnectedness and interdependence that has come to characterize foreign relations between various nations, especially their relations with group of countries located in a specific region. While European Union represents the most important example of successful integration of nations in functional terms, there has not been much development in this respect as far as countries of south Asia are concerned. My research proposal seek to identify main cause this this tendency as well as examine the possibility of future cooperation between various nations located in south Asia that may ultimately result into development of larger functional organizations.

Keywords:
Functionalism, SAARC, Neo-factionalism, Bick Corridor, European Union.