The Southern African Development Community: Peace and security - how to fight old and new demons?
What blocks or drives regional integration in Africa? And what role do regional organisations play in this? To answer these questions, we have dug deeper into the political economy dynamics of 17 regional organisations in Africa.
This policy brief analyses why the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its national level stakeholders operate as they do in the policy area of peace and security. It is based on a background paper that was prepared in March 2017.
This work is part of ECDPM's PEDRO project (‘The political economy of dynamics of regional organisations in Africa’), which looks into the political economy dynamics of 17 regional organisations in Africa. The study, carried out with support from the German ministry for economic cooperation and development (BMZ), will try to understand the actors and factors that shape how regional organisations play their role in promoting regional integration and cooperation.