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Climate Change and Sustainable Development

New Challenges for Poverty Reduction

Edited by M. A. Mohamed Salih

This unique book provides cutting-edge knowledge and analyses of the consequences that climate change will have for sustainable development and poverty reduction within the context of global development.
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A Political Economy of African Regionalisms

An Overview of Asymmetrical Development

Wil Hout and M. A.M. Salih

This book analyses the main factors influencing the political economy of Africa’s asymmetrical regionalism, focusing on regional and sub-regional trade, investment, movement of people, goods and services. It pays particular attention to the way in which regional and sub-regional dynamics are impacted by extra-regional relations, such with the EU, US, China and India. Because African regionalism is influenced not only by economic processes, peace and security are also analysed as important factors shaping both regional and sub-regional relations and dynamics.
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Wil Hout and M. A.M. Salih

Chapter 1 gives an overview of the literature on comparative regionalism, in particular the scholarship on African regionalisms. It aim is to discuss the way in which scholarship on comparative regionalism may contribute to an understanding of the drivers of and actors in regionalism and their impact on asymmetrical development in Africa. The chapter distinguishes between regionalism and regionalization, where the former focuses on the process of region formation, and the latter refers to the increase of relationships of various sorts across a geographical area. It is argued that regions are not fixed entities, but should be seen as responses to a changing environment, where political, economic and social considerations play a role. The drivers of regionalisms are grouped into four categories (material, ideational, political and external), which operate either individually or in interaction. As to actors in regionalism, the chapter identifies states, domestic actors and individual action. Different theoretical perspectives privilege the role of some of these actors over others in regional frameworks.

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Chapter 2 discusses the history of African regionalism from the Organization of African Unity to the African Union (AU). The chapter explores the architecture of African regional institutions, particularly the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), as the building blocks for African unity, regional integration and peace and security. The proposed establishment of the African Economic Community in the 1990s is discussed in detail, because this offers insights into the process of setting up the Regional Economic Communities. Further, it is emphasized that issues of peace and security, and governance and democracy, play an important role both at the continental level (in relation to the AU) and at the regional level (in relation to the RECs).