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‘Whose regionalism in Africa?’

Magazine article
Authors Fredrik Söderbaum
Published in GREAT Insights
Volume 1
Issue 9
Pages 11-12
Publication year 2012
Published at Gothenburg Centre for Globalization and Development (GCGD)
School of Global Studies
Pages 11-12
Language en
Subject categories Political Science, Globalization Studies


The majority of academics and policy analysts are overly idealistic about the potential of state-led regional cooperation in Africa. The fundamental problem with such notion is that it crowds out less sanguine and less politically correct assessments. As a brief contribution to a more balanced debate this commentary offers alternative answers to some basic but crucial questions: who is regionalism for and why is there such weak implementation in Africa’s regional integration schemes?

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