Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Comparative International Perspectives

Image: Flickr, GovernmentZA
Image: Flickr, GovernmentZA

Regional integration is based on common assumptions about political institutions and frameworks.

It is also generally accepted as a stepping stone to wider global economic involvement and competitiveness. In Southern Africa, SADC and Comesa are the vehicles for integrating states, all of which have different political and economic experiences.

This volume traces the process of Southern African integration in Southern Africa is made difficult not only because of economic differences, but also because of war. Contributors from Singapore, Malawi, Britain and the Nordic countries, among others, examine these issues as well as questions of conditionality, variable geometry and how regional bodies relate to one another.

This book was published with the assistance of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the British High Commission in Pretoria and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

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