A Political Economy of African Regionalisms

In A Political Economy of African Regionalisms, Professor Wil Hout and Emeritus Professor Mohamed Salih analyse 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.

The book 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.

Free access chapters

The Introduction and Chapter 1 are available for download on the publisher's website: