This book charts the history and contemporary landscape of African regionalism, investigating how regional cooperation can be used to help to tackle security and development challenges in Africa.
Africa has a long tradition of regional cooperation, with the oldest trade and monetary integration schemes in the developing world, but its colonial period and partition of have caused lasting damage that still be seen in today’s African economies. Contemporary post-colonial African regionalism, deeply rooted in notions of pan-Africanism, has served as a means of collective self-reliance and economic transformation and development. This book starts with the history and theory behind African regionalism before discussing and comparing regional organisations such as the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC). Finally, the book considers how regional integration and cooperation can help to address security and development challenges.
This ambitious and broad-ranging book will be a valuable resource for researchers working on African regionalism, security, African integration and development, and comparative regionalism. Policymakers should also consider it a useful guide to the background and contemporary landscape of African regionalism.
Table of Contents
Introduction: An Overview of African Regionalism, Security and Development
Ernest Toochi Aniche, Ikenna Mike Alumona and Inocent Moyo
PART I: HISTORY AND THEORY OF AFRICAN REGIONALISM
- Conceptualising and Historicising African Regionalism in the Context of Pan-Africanism
- Beyond Neo-Functionalism: Africa in Search of a New Theory of Regional Integration
- Foreign Policy Initiatives and Pan-African Regionalism
- Migration and Regional Integration in Africa: Some Critical Disjunctures
- Towards a Single African Economic Space: Informal Cross-border trade and the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area
- Regional Integration and Trade in the Central and West Africa: ECCAS and ECOWAS in Comparative Perspective
- European Union and African Union Internal Coordination and Crisis Management: Some Critical Reflections
- African and Latin American Regionalism: Perspectives for Interregionalism and South-South Cooperation
- Security Challenges and African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA)
- Nationalism, Separatism, Conflicts and Pan-African Integration
- Insurgency, Terrorism, Militancy, and African Regionalism
- Political Succession and Regional Integration in Africa
- The African Union and Its Expanding Role in Peace Keeping and Conflict Resolution in the Post-Cold War Era
- Developmental Regionalism and Democratisation in Africa
- Developmental Regionalism Strategies and Gender in Africa: A Study of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
- Multilateralism and Regional Trade Agreements: The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
- Globalisation and Modern African Regionalism
Samuel Osagie Odobo
Ernest Toochi Aniche
Victor Chidubem Iwuoha
PART II: AFRICA’S COMPARATIVE REGIONALISM
Christopher Changwe Nshimbi
Emeka C. Iloh and Emmanuel C. Ojukwu
Emmanuel de Groof
Gladys Lechini and Carla Morasso
PART III: REGIONALISM AND SECURITY IN AFRICA
Jude A. Momodu and Saheed Babajide Owonikoko
Onyekachi Ernest Nnabuihe and Kayode George
Francis Chigozie Chilaka
Ikenna Mike Alumona
Nicholas Idris Erameh
PART IV: AFRICAN INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Ashindorbe Kelvin & Kingsley Chigozie Udegbunam
Omokiniovo Harriet Efanodor-Obeten
Stephen Nnaemeka Azom
Victor Chibuike Obikaeze
Ernest Toochi Aniche is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Federal University Otuoke (FUO), Nigeria.
Ikenna Mike Alumona is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Nigeria.
Inocent Moyo is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Zululand, South Africa.