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Title:SADC: A Development Community without a Development Policy?
Author:Pallotti, ArrigoISNI
Year:2004
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Volume:31
Issue:102
Period:December
Pages:513-531
Language:English
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:SADC
economic policy
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
international relations
External links:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0305624042000295576
http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=J6TQ4C9NXA08CYVK8V2R
Abstract:During the last decade a major shift occurred in the policy strategies of African subregional organizations. Self-reliance and pan-African solidarity have been replaced by trade liberalization as the primary aim of inter-State economic cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa. This article analyses the economic strategy pursued by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) during the 1990s. After reviewing the theoretical and political ambiguities surrounding the creation of SADC in 1992, the article examines the main political issues raised by the implementation of the SADC Trade Protocol and questions the neoliberal approach that underlies the new industrial strategy now under discussion within the SADC. The analysis of contemporary trade and investment trends in Southern Africa highlights the increasing economic polarization among the countries of the region and raises serious questions on the regional development potential of the market-driven integration promoted by the SADC. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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