African Economic Institutions

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book analyzes how, and under what conditions, African International Economic Organizations (IEO) have evolved, and what individual and collective contributions, if any, these African IEOs have had on Africa "s socio-economic development. Providing a comprehensive and accessible overview, the book covers the continent "s main IEOs, The United Nations Economic Commission on Africa, The African Development Bank; and The New Partnership for Africa "s Development as well as the five major Regional Economic Communities, including Economic Community of West African States, and Southern African Development Community. Assessing the degree to which African IEO "s have been able to chart their own course in coming up with their development agendas and priorities rather than following the lead of Global Institutions, this book: Provides a descriptive and analytical overview of the historical and contemporary development blueprints produced for Africa Clearly examines the contribution made by African economic institutions towards development Considers whether African economic institutions are building blocks or stumbling blocks in Africa "s development Offers a detailed evaluation and critique of African IEOs Enabling the reader to reach a deeper understanding of the challenges and potentials of development on the African continent, African Economic Institutionswill be of interest to all students and scholars of African politics and development studies.

Author Biography

Kwame Akonor is an Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University (New Jersey, USA), where he teaches International Relations, Comparative Politics and African Political Economy.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. xii
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
List of abbreviations and acronymsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
The history of African economic institutions and their development agendap. 9
Structure and activities of the African IEOsp. 30
Toward a heterodox approachp. 49
African regional economic communitiesp. 63
Emerging issues and future directionp. 91
Appendicesp. 105
Notesp. 120
Select bibliographyp. 131
Indexp. 133
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