Comparing regional organizations

75 regional organizations
280 contractual documents
information on over 300 agreement items

Welcome to the world of regional organizations

We survey the landscape of regional organizations! We produce data about regional organizations to promote knowledge about them, and to compare them sytematically.

What we do

On this and the following pages you will have the opportunity to get to know the world of regional organizations.

  1. Take advantage of the various visualization options to help you capture important similarities and differences between organizations. Just select from the menu of graph types.

  2. If you are interested in more general information on regional organizations, we have a number of selected topics to help you get started in the world of regional organizations. Just select our access to specific topics.

About the project

CROP is a database project aiming to facilitate the systematic comparison of international regional organizations. It is linked the Comparative Regional Organizations Project, a research project exploring the influence of diffusion processes on the design of regional organizations. CROP has collected, coded and analyzed the founding and amending treaties of more than 80 regional organizations since 1945, making it one of the largest data collection efforts on regional organizations worldwide.


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