Developmental Regionalism and Economic Transformation in Southern Africa: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Developmental Regionalism and Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

1st Edition

Edited by Said Adejumobi, Cyril Obi


256 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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Interrogating the notion of developmental regionalism as applies to Southern Africa, this volume explores the policy options and interventions necessary to ensure a peaceful and stable regional development process.

With a focus on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the contributions explore how regional institutions such as this can be drivers of developmental regionalism. Institutional architecture, along with key policy priorities, and implementation strategies in areas such as trade, industry, agriculture, private sector development and conflict management are analysed, and the ramifications of regional interventions for peace building and regional security in post-conflict Southern African countries are explored. Drawing on this analysis the book then proffers key policy options and strategies for how developmental regionalism can be both consummated and sustained, ultimately driving economic transformation.

Illustrating to policymakers and scholars how regional institutions can be engines or facilitators of regional development, the book will be of interest to researchers in a broad range of areas including development studies, public policy and African studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Said Adejumobi and Cyril Obi

2. The Theory and Discourse of Developmental Regionalism

Said Adejumobi and Zebulun Kreiter

3. State of Play in the Tripartite Free Trade Area Negotiations

David Luke and Zodwa Mabuza

4. Monetary Union in Southern Africa: Is SADC Ready?

Chrispin Mphuka, Mzwanele Mfunwa, Obrian Ndhlovu, and Peter Chikwekwete

5. Industrialization in Southern Africa: A Developmental and Strategic Perspective

Theresa Moyo

6. Agriculture and Developmental Regionalism in Southern Africa

Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka and Brian Chisanga

7. Mineral Value Chains Development and Policy Harmonization in the Southern African Development Community: Opportunities and Challenges

Oliver Maponga

8. Immigration, Xenophobia and Developmental Regionalism in Southern Africa

Andre Mangu

9. Women in Developmental Regionalism: The Case of Southern Africa

Annie Barbara Chikwanha

10. Engendering a Regional Peace and Security Community in Southern Africa

Pamela Machakanja

11. Comparative Perspective from West Africa: ECOWAS

Dauda Garuba

12. Harnessing South-South Cooperation: A BRICS Perspective on Regional Developmentalism

Fantu Cheru

13. European and EU Perspectives on Developmental Regionalism

Timothy. M. Shaw

14. Towards Sustainable Developmental Regionalism and Peace in Southern Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Cyril Obi

About the Editors

Said Adejumobi is Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa, Lusaka, Zambia.

Cyril Obi is Director of the Africa Peace-Building Network of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Peace, Conflict and Security in Africa

The book series reflects the diversities and emerging trends in Africa’s conflict, peace and security terrain. It promotes innovative and deep insights into the complexities, shifts as well as continuities in the conflict, peace and security landscapes across the continent after the Cold war, and particularly since the turn of the century. The series responds to the demand for new analyses that systematically unpack and provide fresh perspectives to existing and emerging trends, and actors: individual, non-state, state, cross-border, regional and transnational, including the connections between the local, the regional and global levels and institutions. Issues to be covered span diverse approaches to conflict, violence, security, peacebuilding, politics, resource governance, regional and global interventions, and transitional justice among others. The series include full-length single-authored monographs, multi-authored books, edited collections and high quality thesis conversions based on cutting-edge innovative and original research on Africa.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies