Regional integration in Africa versus higher levels of intra-Africa trade

Show simple item record Jordaan, Andre Cillie 2014-11-19T08:52:56Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Regional integration arrangements have mushroomed worldwide, both on intra-regional and extra-regional levels. On an intra-regional level, Africa faces a complicated grid of multiple and overlapping membership of several regional integration organisations, aiming to increase intra-regional trade and cooperation. In this study, a comparative analysis will be executed, based on an intra-regional breakdown of trade, using the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa classification of countries according to geographical region. The level of intra-regional trade will be determined, whereafter the level of inter-regional trade will be established and, lastly, trade with the rest of the world. It seems that despite the high level of regional integration within Africa, it does not necessarily stimulate intra-Africa trade to expected levels as proposed by literature. A regional integration strategy that would cause deeper integration is crucial if the continent is to play a rightful role in the global arena. en_US
dc.description.embargo 2015-10-30
dc.description.librarian hj2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation André C Jordaan Professor (2014) Regional integration in Africa versus higher levels of intra-Africa trade, Development Southern Africa, 31:3, 515-534, DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2014.887997. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0376-835X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1470-3637 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/0376835X.2014.887997
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.rights © 2014 Development Bank of Southern Africa. This is an electronic version of an article published in Development Southern Africa, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 515-534, 2014. doi : 10.1080/0376835X.2014.887997. Development Southern Africa is available online at : en_US
dc.subject Regional integration en_US
dc.subject Intra-Africa trade en_US
dc.subject Intra-regional trade en_US
dc.subject Inter-regional trade en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.title Regional integration in Africa versus higher levels of intra-Africa trade en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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