Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development

Innovation, Regional Integration, and Development in Africa

Rethinking Theories, Institutions, and Policies

Editors: Oloruntoba, Samuel Ojo, Muchie, Mammo (Eds.)

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  • Presents a regional approach to investigating the link between innovation, regional integration and development in Africa
  • Brings together scholars from across several African nations to form a comprehensive viewpoint
  • Combines theory with practical applications on innovation and regional integration in Africa
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This edited volume discusses the role of innovation and regional integration in economic development in Africa. Over the past five decades, post-colonial  African countries have struggled to break loose from the trap of poverty and underdevelopment through the adoption of various development strategies at regional, national, and continental levels. However, the results of both national and regional efforts at advancing development on the continent have been mixed. Although the importance of agglomeration and fusion of institutions have long been recognized as possible  path to achieving economic development in Africa, the  approach to regionalism  has been unduly focused on market integration, while neglecting other dimensions such as social policy, mobility of labor, educational policy, biotechnology, regional legislation, manufacturing, innovation, and science and technology. This volume investigates the link between innovation, regional integration, and development in Africa, arguing that the immediate and long term development of Africa lies not just in the structural transformation of its economies but in the advancement of scientific and innovation capacities.

The book is divided into four parts. Part I addresses the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of innovation and regional integration in Africa. Part II presents case studies which examine how regional economic institutions are fostering innovation in Africa. Part III of the book deals with sectoral issues on innovation and integrated development in Africa. Part IV sets the future research on innovation, regional integration, and development in Africa. Combining theoretical analysis and a comparative, interdisciplinary approach, this volume is appropriate for researchers and students interested in economic development, political economy, African studies, international relations, agricultural science, and geography, as well as policymakers in regional economic communities and the African Union.     

About the authors

 Samel Olotuntoba recieved his PhD Degree in Political Science with specialisation in International Political Economy from University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has a Masters Degree (Cum Laude) in Political Science from the same University and a Bachelows (Honours) Degree in Political Science from University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Dr. Oloruntoba was also a  Visiting Scholar at Brown and Northwestern Universities in the United States of America. Before his appointment as a Senior Lecturer 2014, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at University of South Africa.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Reframing the Debates on Innovation and Regional Integration in Africa

    Pages 1-11

    Oloruntoba, Samuel Ojo

  • Networked System of Innovation for African Integrated, Smart and Green Development

    Pages 15-28

    Muchie, Mammo

  • Innovation and Regional Integration in Africa: Exploring Theory and Praxis for Socio-Economic Development

    Pages 29-41

    Oloruntoba, Samuel Ojo

  • Innovating the Political Economy of Pan Africanism: Imagination and Renaissance

    Pages 43-59

    Moges, Abu Girma (et al.)

  • Innovating Policy and Systems of Innovation for Regional Integration

    Pages 61-79

    Nshimbi, Christopher C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation, Regional Integration, and Development in Africa
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Theories, Institutions, and Policies
Editors
  • Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba
  • Mammo Muchie
Series Title
Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92180-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92180-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92179-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06379-5
Series ISSN
2198-7262
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 342
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations
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