IB 2019/11 The Pitfalls of Regionalism: The Participation of Pacific Island Countries in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

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Transform Aqorau

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In Brief

Cooperation through regional agencies allows Pacific Island countries to negotiate collectively with distinct advantages, but is there a downside? Transform Aqorau argues that the type of support some regional agencies give can create dependency and undermine local capacity.

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