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Regional Economic Communities and Integration in Southern Africa

Networks of Civil Society Organizations and Alternative Regionalism

Authors: Tshimpaka, Leon Mwamba, Nshimbi, Christopher Changwe, Moyo, Inocent

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  • Offers a significant and innovative contribution to the study of regionalism, bringing a new perspective on issues that are absent from the extant literature
  • Provides an important resource for post graduate students in Human Geography, Sociology and Development Studies, Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations, among other academic disciplines
  • Will also appeal to policy makers in governments, the African Union, Southern African Development Community, and civil society organisations
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This book examines regional integration in Africa, with a particular focus on the Southern African Development Community (SADC). It argues that the SADC’s pursuit of a rationalist and state-centric form of integration for Southern Africa is limited, as it overlooks the contributory role and efficacy of non-state actors, who are relegated to the periphery. The book demonstrates that civil society networks in Southern Africa constitute well-governed, self-organised entities that function just like formal regional arrangements driven by state actors and technocrats. The book amplifies this point by deploying New Institutionalism and the New Regionalism Approach to examine the role and efficacy of non-state actors in building regions from below. The book develops a unique typology that shows how Southern African regional civil society networks adopt strategies, norms and rules to establish an efficient form of alternative integration in the region. Based on a critical analysis of this self-organised regionalism, the book projects the reality that alternative regionalism driven by non-state actors is possible. This book expands the study of regionalism in the SADC, and makes a significant and innovative contribution to the study of contemporary regionalism.

About the authors

Dr Leon Mwamba Tshimpaka is a researcher for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn), Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa. He researches regional integration and development in Africa, with a specific focus on the SADC region.

 

Dr Christopher Changwe Nshimbi is Director, Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria. He researches migration, regional integration, the informal economy and water governance and sits on regional and international technical working groups on trade, labour and migration, social cohesion and water.

 

Dr Inocent Moyo is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Zululand, South Africa. He researches borders, migration, development and regional integration, urban and cross border informal economies, with a focus on Africa in general and the SADC region specifically.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Regional Integration, Networks of Civil Society Organisations and Alternative Regionalism in Southern Africa: An Introduction

    Pages 1-31

    Tshimpaka, Leon Mwamba (et al.)

  • A Historical Background to Regional Integration in Africa and Southern Africa

    Pages 33-46

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  • Regional Integration in Africa and Southern Africa: An Appraisal of Conventional Approaches

    Pages 47-75

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  • New Institutionalism and New Regionalism Approaches to Understanding Regionalism in Southern Africa

    Pages 77-113

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  • The Formal-Alternative Regionalism Formal Interface: Interactions and Engagements of Southern African Civil Society Networks in SADC Regulatory Regimes

    Pages 115-151

    Tshimpaka, Leon Mwamba (et al.)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Economic Communities and Integration in Southern Africa
Book Subtitle
Networks of Civil Society Organizations and Alternative Regionalism
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-9388-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-9388-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-9387-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 263
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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