Regionalism, Security and Development in Africa


Introduction An overview of African regionalism, security, and developmentRegional integration or regional cooperation in Africa?Regional integration in Africa or African integration?African security and development in the 21st centuryThe structure of the bookRethinking African regionalism, security, and developmentReferencesI History and theory of African regionalismConceptualising and historicising African regionalism in the context of pan-AfricanismConceptualising African regionalism in the context of pan-AfricanismAfrican regionalism: historical developmentAfrican Union and the reinvigoration of African regionalismAppraisal and prospect of regionalism in AfricaConcluding remarksReferencesBeyond neo-functionalism Africa in search of a new theory of regional integrationThe mainstream neo-liberal institutionalist theoretical approaches to regionalismAfrican regionalism as a critique of neo-liberal institutionalismConstructing alternative theoretical approach to African integrationConclusionReferencesForeign policy initiatives and pan-African regionalismAfrican regional blocks and intra-African trade and investmentAfrica’s trade policy and challenges of ‘Doing Business’ in AfricaSocio-economic setbacks in Africa’s regional trade and investmentConclusionReferencesMigration and regional integration in Africa Some critical disjuncturesRegional integration: some theoretical issuesThe African Union migration policies and programmesRegional economic communities, migration and continental integrationThe African economic community and free human mobilityConclusionReferencesTowards a single African economic space Informal cross-border trade and the COMESA-EAC-SADC tripartite free trade areaThe informal economy, informal cross-border traders and regional integrationCOMESA, EAC, SADC, the tripartite negotiation process and informal cross-border tradeConclusionNotesReferencesRegional integration and trade in Central and West Africa ECCAS and ECOWAS in comparative perspectiveOverview of ECCAS and ECOWASLevel of integration and trade in ECCAS and ECOWASECCAS, ECOWAS and the TBs and NTBs conundrumConclusion and recommendationsReferencesEuropean Union and African Union internal coordination and crisis management Some critical reflectionsThe obstacle is the way: managing challenges from within the EUThe journey is the destination: AU integration and interregional coordinationKnowing each other’s kitchen to facilitate an AU-EU partnershipPossible ways forwardAcknowledgementNotesReferencesAfrican and Latin American regionalism Perspectives for interregionalism and South-South cooperationRegionalisms in Africa and Latin America: similar paths?Regionalism in the 21st centuryWhat type of interregionalism corresponds to South-South relations?The ASA summitSome final considerationsNotesReferencesSecurity challenges and African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA)Historical background to African Peace and Security ArchitectureAfrican Union and the establishment of the African Peace and Security ArchitectureFramework of operation of African Peace and Security ArchitectureAn assessment of APSA as a form of African solution to African problemConclusionReferencesNationalism, separatism, conflicts and Pan-African integrationIntegration and its processes in Africa: a theoretical approachNationalism, separatism, conflicts and Pan-African integrationPolitics of nationalism, separatist agitations, conflicts and the destabilisation of Pan-African integrationConclusionReferencesInsurgency, terrorism, militancy and African regionalismTerrorism and insurgency in the African regionChallenges of regionalism in tackling insurgency and terrorism in AfricaConclusionReferencesPolitical succession and regional integration in AfricaNature, character and dynamics of political succession in AfricaForms of political succession in AfricaRegional integration in AfricaPolitical succession and regional integration in Africa: the nexusConclusionReferencesThe African Union and its expanding role in peacekeeping and conflict resolution in the post-Cold War eraRegional organisations and the emerging challenges of conflict resolutionSummary, conclusion and recommendationsReferencesDevelopmental regionalism and démocratisation in AfricaConceptualising regionalism and démocratisationRegionalism and démocratisation: the recipe for developmentAuthoritarian rule and its impact on démocratisation: examples from AfricaFrom NEPAD to AfCFTA: prospects and challenges for African integrationConclusion and policy implicationReferencesDevelopmental regionalism strategies and gender in Africa A study of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)Developmental regionalism strategies in Africa: a historical discourseThe 1980 Lagos Plan of Action (LPA) strategyThe 1981 Final Act of Lagos (FAL)The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)NEPAD and gender issues in AfricaDevelopmental regionalism strategy and gender-mainstreaming: a frameworkConclusionReferencesMultilateralism and regional trade agreements The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)Doha round and the proliferation of regional trade agreements (RTAs)Africa’s regional integration efforts in historical perspectiveNigeria’s experience with apparelsConclusionsReferencesGlobalisation and modern African regionalismTheoretical perspectives of globalisation and regionalismTheorising regionalismGlobalism versus regionalismOrigins of regionalism and regional organisations in AfricaGlobalisation and African regional integration in the 21st centuryGlobalisation and the fear of global North hegemony: a paradigm shiftConcluding remarksReferences
 
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