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Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2005

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Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2005

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2005

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Regional integration is generally accepted as an important step towards a wider global involvement. This is particularly true in Southern Africa, where we can find many countries with rather small economies. This has been realized very early: SACU, SADC and COMESA can be considered as vehicles for integration both economically and probably also politically. The European example has shown that integration can work, both economically and politically. Even if the countries participating have very different economic and political histories and backgrounds.

Today there are many studies and publications about regional integration, looking at various aspects of economic, social and political integration. The rationale of the “Monitoring Regional Integration Yearbook” is not so much to reflect the present status of integration, but rather to portray the development of the process of integration in the region. This process is complex and progress can only be demonstrated if there is an ongoing analysis available. The objective of the yearbook is to provide facts, opinions and suggestions and to analyse the progress.

This book, the fifth yearbook (for 2005), is based on the contributions to the 8th Workshop on Monitoring the Process of Regional Integration in SADC, held in Windhoek on 11-12 June 2005. The book has 12 chapters that address economic, political and institutional issues, and a conclusion drawing together the threads of the contributions.

The articles on the economic dimension of integration analyse foreign direct investment (FDI) in SADC, the rules of origin and regional integration, and report on the experiences of South African firms doing business in the region.


© 2005 Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Publication of this book was made possible by the support of the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The views expressed by the authors are not necessarily the view of any of these institutions.

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Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2005 [complete e-book]
Introduction: Monitoring the Process of Regional Integration in Southern Africa in 2004-2005 - Author(s): Dirk Hansohm, Willie Breytenbach, Trudi Harzenberg and Colin McCarthy
Ch 1. FDI in Services in SADC: Impact on Regional Integration - Author(s): Trudi Hartzenberg and Bianca Mathe
Ch 2. Rules of Origin and Regional Integration in Southern Africa - Author(s): Paul Kalenga
Ch 3. Small Economies and Regional Integration: A Mixed Record – The Case of Botswana - Author(s): Neuma Grobbelaar
Ch 4. Development and Democracy in the Southern and Eastern African Regions - Author(s): Willie Breytenbach
Ch 5. SADC Regional Integration: Assessing the Role of Angola and Mozambique - Author(s): Antonio Muagerene
Ch 6. Regionalisation in Southern Africa: The Role of Non-State Actors with Special Reference to the Zimbabwean Election of 2005 - Author(s): Richard Meissner
Ch 7. Managing Conflict in an Integrating Southern Africa: Peace, Security and Stability in Lieu of Democracy? - Author(s): Francis K Makoa
Ch 8. Regional Integration through SACU - Author(s): Gerhard Erasmus
Ch 9. Integration through Hysterisis: SACU in a Comparative and Contextual Perspective - Author(s): Daniel Bach
Ch 10. Integration through Common Policy: Challenges for Industrial Policy in SACU - Author(s): Colin McCarthy and Dirk Hansohm
Ch 11. Making SADC Work? Revisiting Institutional Reform - Author(s): Elling N. Tjønneland
Ch 12. The Progress of Economic Regionalisation in Southern Africa – Challenges for SADC and COMESA - Author(s): Mareike Meyn
Ch 13. Conclusion: Progress towards Regional Integration in Southern Africa in 2004-2005 - Author(s): Dirk Hansohm, Willie Breytenbach, Trudi Hartzenberg and Colin McCarthy

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