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Regionalism in Africa: Genealogies, institutions and trans-state networks (PERIA seminar 2)

19 April 2016

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PERIA lunch seminar series

As part of the series of lunch seminars on the political economy of regional integration in Africa, ECDPM has invited the author of an important political economy study on Africa. Prof. Daniel C. Bach will present some of the key findings of his latest book: Regionalism in Africa: genealogies, institutions and trans-state networks. He has surveyed the socio-economic, intellectual and security-related dimensions of African regionalisms since the turn of the twentieth century. It’s a strong plea for a more careful consideration of the legacy of colonial policies, the emergence of specific integration and security cultures, the spread of cross-border regionalisation processes that are not supportive of region building, and the interplay between territory, space and trans-state networks.

Professor Bach’s book will be discussed by two panellists: Leena Kofi Hoffman, Chatham House Africa Programme Associate Fellow and author of Nigeria’s Booming Borders. The Drivers and Consequences of Unrecorded Trade, and Walter Kennes, who has worked with the European Commission for 25 years on development-related issues, including regional integration.

Click here to go to the promotional flyer on the book and here to download the PDF.

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For more information on the PERIA study, have a look at our dossier on the political economy of regional integration in Africa.



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