• Dr. Gabriel Alier Upper Nile University, South Sudan
  • Dut Bol Ayuel Bill Upper Nile University, South Sudan


Regional integration has been defined as an association of states based upon location in a given geographical area, for the safeguarding or promotion of the participants, an association whose terms are fixed by a treaty or other arrangements.

Philippe De Lombaerde and Luk Van Lange hove define regional integration as a worldwide phenomenon of territorial systems that increases the interactions between their components and creates new forms of organization, co-existing with traditional forms of state-led organization at the national level.

According to Hans van Ginkel, regional integration refers to the process by which states within a particular region increase their level of interaction with regard to economic, security, political, and also social and cultural issues.

In short, regional integration is the joining of individual states within a region into a larger whole. The degree of integration depends upon the willingness and commitment of independent sovereign states to share their sovereignty.


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Alier, D. G., & Bill, D. B. A. (2022). REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND GLOBALIZATION. IJRDO - Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research , 7(5), 71-89.

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