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Byiers, B., Vanheukelom, J. 2016. A ‘how to’ note – Doing regional development differently. A political economy analysis framework for identifying drivers and constraints to regional integration. Maastricht: ECDPM.
A wide range of political economy analytical frameworks and tools have been developed for country and sector level analyses, for problem driven approaches, and for better
understanding the effects of global dynamics on the domestic political economy. Yet regional processes of cooperation and integration have largely been overlooked.
To fill this gap, ECDPM sampled and adapted existing tools to analyse the political economy of regional cooperation and integration. The resulting analytical framework
benefited from the upswell in political economy research, sector analyses and from insights from international relations.