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Title:Southern Africa, regionalism and the SADC
Author:Kirsten, Johan Frederik
Year:2009
Periodical:New contree: a journal of historical and human sciences for Southern Africa
Issue:57
Pages:89-107
Language:English
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:SADC
regionalism
Abstract:This article examines the SADC as a regional organization representing 15 countries in southern Africa, notably since the addition of South Africa as a formal member in 1992. As part of a worldwide trend the importance of the SADC has grown exponentially. The article explores the extent to which regionalism has manifested itself in southern Africa and reflects on the SADC's institutional framework and its aims and objectives. It also discusses obstacles and challenges to regional integration in the SADC area. It concludes that the SADC is presently not functioning anywhere near to potential and that much has still to be done before proper regional cooperation, not to speak of real regional integration, can be achieved. Notes, ref., sum. in Afrikaans. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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