African Agency Post-2015: The Roles of Regional Powers and Developmental States in Regional Integration
Most comprehensive scholarly examination of the subject to date. Examines region-building and regional integration across all five African sub-regions and more than five decades of experience, covers all the major themes that will shape debates on the topic.
Considers regional integration in both its political and economic aspects, arguing that regional integration is as much a political project as an economic one.
Diverse international perspectives from African and nonAfrican contributors (both practitioners and academics). Contributors include Louise Fawcett, John Ravenhill, Daniel Bach, Rene Lemarchand, Piers Ludlow, S.K.B. Asante, Gilbert Khadiagala, and Scott Taylor.
Comparative framework. Situates Africa within broader studies of regionalism and regional integration; draws lessons from the experiences of other regional blocks, including the EU, ASEAN, and the Southern Common Market.