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The Future of Regionalism in Africa
The Future of Regionalism in Africa
Edited by Ralph I. Onwuka and Amadu Sesay
St. Martin's, 1985, 272 pp

African, British and American political scientists examine the evolution of the main African regional organizations and assay the implications of their well-nigh universal failure to foster economic ties among their members. They suggest, first, that cooperation on projects-particularly infrastructure-may offer more possibilities than common markets, and, second, that awareness of the continent's grave economic situation may sharpen the understanding of African leaders that regional ties are a sine qua non of self-reliant development.