Africa’s Progress in Regional and Global Economic Integration – Towards Transformative Regional Integration

ab 74,90 

Achim Gutowski, Tobias Knedlik, Patrick N. Osakwe, Isabelle Ramdoo, Karl Wohlmuth (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90523-9
Band-Nr. 18
Jahr 2016
Seiten 456
Bindung broschiert
Reihe African Development Perspectives Yearbook

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Based on Africa’s deep routed structural problems the key
aspect of a transformative regional integration is how to
promote structural transformation by adapted strategies and
policies for the African regional economic communities
(RECs), but also for the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)
and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). Also, specific
problems of a more transformative regional integration
agenda are discussed (food security and agriculture;
industry development, enterprise growth and competition; and
economic partnership agreements with extra-regional
partners, like the Economic Partnership Agreements of the EU
with ECOWAS and EAC). In a final part, three global value
chains of importance for Africa (for diamonds, shea butter,
and sesame) are considered in their impact on regions, on
sub-regions, and on regional integration.

Two major issues are discussed – first, the role of „New
Trade Policies in Africa for Structural Change“ and second,
the role of „New Investment Policies in Africa for
Structural Change“. The role of newly conceived policies to
support a more transformative regional integration process
for Africa is analysed through analytical surveys and
country cases. In a final part important new books on the
theme are reviewed.