The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union (EU)

Regionalism and External Influence

Authors: Muntschick, Johannes

Free Preview
  • Offers one of the first systematic and theory-driven explorations of SADC, a promising new example of regionalism in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Adds to the existing theoretical framework of New Regionalism, by focusing on the key role of external actors such as the EU
  • Includes the latest up-to-date empirical data on the nature, performance and institutional effectiveness of the SADC's central cooperation projects
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45330-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45329-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83269-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book explores regionalism in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and highlights the influence of the European Union (EU) as an extra-regional actor on the organization and integration process. The analysis is guided by theory and explains the emergence, institutional design and performance of SADC’s major integration projects in the issue areas of the economy, security and infrastructure. It provides in this way a profound assessment of the organization as a whole. The study shows that South Africa plays a regional key role as driver for integration while external influence of the EU is ambivalent in character because it unfolds a supportive or obstructive impact. The author argues that the EU gains influence over regional integration processes in the SADC on the basis of patterns of asymmetric interdependence and becomes a ‘game-changer’ insofar as it facilitates or impedes solutions to regional cooperation problems.

About the authors

Johannes Muntschick is Lecturer and Post-doc Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, and Research Associate at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence ‘EU in Global Dialogue’ (CEDI). 

Reviews

“This outstanding contribution to comparative regionalism studies overcomes the fallacy to isolate regions from outside pressures. Johannes Muntschick’s rigorous theory-driven analysis provides fascinating answers to the logic and performance of SADC in its most important policy areas: economy, security and infrastructure.” (Fredrik Söderbaum, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

“Providing a useful theoretical framework and applying it to an interesting but understudied region, this book provides a very insightful analysis of what has worked and why in the SADC region across five key policy areas, with important implications for policy-makers: "external actors" can support integration where countries seek it, but also undermine it.” (Bruce Byiers, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), the Netherlands)

“This is a rich and rigid analysis of the SADC over time. It shows how the external influence of the EU affects outcome via the interests and opportunities of local actors. A must read for all scholars of comparative regionalism.” (Michael Zürn, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), Germany)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Research Interest and Research Questions

    Muntschick, Johannes

    Pages 1-24

  • Theoretical Approach: The Situation-Structural Model as an Analytical Tool to Explain Regionalism

    Muntschick, Johannes

    Pages 25-82

  • The Southern African Development Community (SADC): An Analytical Overview of Its History, Policies and Institutional Framework

    Muntschick, Johannes

    Pages 83-103

  • The Protocol on Trade and the Creation of the Southern African Development Community Free Trade Area

    Muntschick, Johannes

    Pages 105-151

  • Exogenous Interference: The European Union’s Economic Partnership Agreements and the Stalled SADC Customs Union

    Muntschick, Johannes

    Pages 153-186

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45330-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45329-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83269-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union (EU)
Book Subtitle
Regionalism and External Influence
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45330-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45330-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45329-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83269-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 372
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
Topics