Regionalism and Africa’s Development

Expectations, Reality and Challenges

  • S. K. B. Asante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Africa and the World of Regionalism: Old and New

  3. Regionalism in Africa: The First Phase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. S. K. B. Asante
      Pages 62-83
  4. Into the 1990s: The New Phase of Regionalism in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. S. K. B. Asante
      Pages 87-117
    3. S. K. B. Asante
      Pages 118-137
    4. S. K. B. Asante
      Pages 138-168
    5. S. K. B. Asante
      Pages 169-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 180-206

About this book


A critical appraisal of regionalism as a key strategy in Africa's development explaining the failures thus far of attempts at regional integration on the continent. This is the first text to highlight the main features of the new post-1990 regional initiatives such as the all-embracing African Economic Community and World Bank, IMF, African Development Bank, EC and French initiatives and the challenges to Africa from trading blocs elsewhere in the post-Uruguay Round environment.


development environment integration science and technology strategy trading

Authors and affiliations

  • S. K. B. Asante
    • 1
  1. 1.Cabinet OfficeEconomic Commission for AfricaAddis AbabaEthiopia

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