Regionalisation in Africa: Integration and Disintegration

This text demonstrates that regionalization, assumed to have no effect or presence in Africa, is alive and well on that continent. Africa's regionalization processes are closely intertwined with changing patterns of globalization, where Africa is increasingly incorporated on a subordinate basis into the emerging global order. These studies examine various aspects of the impact of globalization on Africa, the problems confronting regional integration, tensions within and between states, and the rise of an international informal economy.