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Title:Regional integration, identity and citizenship in the Greater Horn of Africa
Editors:Mengisteab, KidaneISNI
Bereketeab, RedieISNI
Year:2012
Pages:263
Language:English
Series:Eastern Africa series
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:184701058X; 9781847010582
Geographic terms:Northeast Africa
East Africa
Subjects:international cooperation
economic integration
citizenship
identity
development
conflict resolution
Abstract:The Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) is engulfed by three interrelated crises: various inter-state wars, civil wars, and inter-communal conflicts; an economic crisis manifested in widespread debilitating poverty, chronic food insecurity and famines; and environmental degradation that is ravaging the region. While it is apparent that the countries of the region are unlikely to be able to deal with the crises individually, there is consensus that their chances of doing so improve markedly with collective regional action. The contributors to this volume address the need for regional integration in the GHA. They identify those factors that can foster integration, such as the proper management of equitable citizenship rights, examine those that impede it, including the region's largely ineffective integration scheme, IGAD, and explore how the former can be strengthened and the latter transformed; explain how regional integration can mitigate the conflicts; and examine how integration can help to energise the region's economy. Part One of the book elaborates on the relevance of integration to identity and citizenship, Part Two focuses on critical factors in integration and Part Three looks for lessons to be learned from other African integration schemes. Contributions: Relevance of regional integration in the Greater Horn Region (Kidane Mengisteab);Re-conceptualizing identity, citizenship and regional integration in the Greater Horn Region (Redie Bereketeab); A diversity perspective on identity, citizenship and regional integration in the Greater Horn of Africa (Fowsia Abdulkadir); Invisible integration in the Greater Horn Region (Gaim Kibreab); Nationalist, sub-nationalist, and region-wide narratives and the quest for integration-promoting narratives in the Greater Horn Region (Assefaw Bariagaber); Infusion of citizenship, diversity and tolerance in the education curriculum: promoting regional integration and peace in the Greater Horn Region (Abdinur Mohamud); Radio and the propagation of anti- and pro-Ethiopian narratives in Somalia (Ali Noor Mohamed); Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD): a critical analysis (Redie Bereketeab); The East African Community: can it be a model for Africa's integration process? (Francis A.S.T. Matambalya); The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the quest for community citizenship: any lessons for the Greater Horn Region? (Cyril I. Obi) [ASC Leiden abstract]
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