ISBN 9780798302883
Pages 226
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations and Maps
Published 2011
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Regional Integration in Africa

Bridging the North-Sub-Saharan Divide

edited by Hamdy A. Hassan

Regional Integration in Africa Bridging the North-Sub-Saharan Divide came about as a research project conducted by the Africa Institute of South Africa and examines the North African countries' strategies of involvement in the African continent, and their integration initiatives. The book looks at major issues involving Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. These countries, in most cases, have been treated as separate from sub-Saharan Africa. However, the historical reality and economic and political interests indicate that the North African countries have been and still are closely connected with the rest of the African continent. Egypt, for example, was one of the leading countries in the African unity movement, and, together with Libya, has contributed to the restructuring of the African continental organisation and the establishment of the African Union. The book consists of two parts. The first part includes five chapters written in English, the second part of the book comprises six chapters written in Arabic.

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About the Editor

Hamdy A. Hassan

Hamdy A. Hassan (PhD) is a professor of Political Science at the Institute for Islamic World Studies at the Zayed University in Dubai. He is also a professor at the Cairo University, Egypt. He serves as a member on the Advisory Board of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research. In 1999, Professor Hassan was granted the Egyptian State award in Political Science for his book Issues in the African Political Systems published in Arabic by the Center for African Future Studies in Cairo. From 2001 to 2005, Professor Hassan served as an elect Vice President of the African Association of Political Science (AAPS) based in Pretoria, South Africa. He is also the director of the Center for African Future Studies in Cairo which he founded in 1996. His research focuses on the democratisation and development in Africa and the Arab world. He has published many books and articles in both Arabic and English.

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