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Developmental Regionalism and Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

ISBN 9781138483873
Published September 2, 2020 by Routledge
270 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 proffers key policy options and strategies for how developmental regionalism can be both consummated and sustained, ultimately driving economic transformation.

Illustrating to policymakers, scholars and development practitioners 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. A Common History and Shared Future? Southern Africa in the 21st Century

Said Adejumobi

2. The Theory and Discourse of Developmental Regionalism  

Said Adejumobi and Zebulun Krieter

3. The Tripartite Free Trade Area and African Continental Free Trade Area: The Case for Consolidation

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. Women in the informal sector in Southern Africa: Towards a Developmental Perspective

Annie Barbara Chikwanha

8. Immigration, Xenophobia and Developmental Regionalism in Southern Africa: A South Africa Case-Study

André Mbata Mangu

9. ECOWAS Experience on Developmental Regionalism: A Comparative Perspective

Dauda Garuba

10. Harnessing South-South Cooperation: A BRICS Perspective on Developmnental Regionalism

Fantu Cheru

11. Towards Sustainable Developmental Regionalism and Peace in Southern Africa

Cyril Obi

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Said Adejumobi is Director of the Strategy Planning, Oversight and Results Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and formerly the Director of its Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa, Lusaka, Zambia.

Cyril Obi is Director of the Africa Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next Gen) programs of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York, USA.