ISBN 9782869781047
Pages 48
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2001
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

West Africa's Political Economy in the Next Millenium

Retrospect and Prospect

by Adebayo Olukoshi

A concise study examining the various trends and structural factors in the contemnporary political economy of West Africa, assessing how they will affect the needs and capabilities of the sub-region's countries to achieve a more rapid system of democratic government and respond to the demands of globalisation. It provides an overview of the area's development issues, including the prospects for regional co-operation/integration, the important geo-political and economic role played by France in West Africa, changing forms of popular identity, and Islam and its growing influence. It argues that in this age of intensifying globalisation, West Africa's future centres around the choice between the pursuit of national strategies, and closer regional co-operation, the political will not withstanding.

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