Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/19288
Authors: 
Shams, Rasul
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
HWWA Discussion Paper 316
Abstract: 
In Africa there has been an immense effort in the past, continuing into the present, to unite politically and to build numerous economic integration areas. In this paper we discuss the reasons for the existence of this phenomenon in Africa which we call the drive to political and economic integration. Some conventional explanations are discussed. Our own explanation is based on the theory of bureaucracy and the imbalances emerging in the process of development. If Africa is ready for regional economic integration, it has to follow another path to this end: The path of centric integration.
Subjects: 
Economic Integration
Union
Bureaucracy
Centric Integration
JEL: 
O55
P16
F15
O18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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