Autor: Johannes Muntschick
ISBN-13: 9783319453293
Veröffentl: 01.11.2017
Einband: Book
Seiten: 372
Gewicht: 632 g
Format: 424x151x2 mm
Sprache: Englisch

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

Regionalism and External Influence
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1. Introduction: Research Interest and Research Questions 2. Theoretical Approach: The Situation Structural Model as an Analytical Tool to Explain Regionalism
3. The Southern African Development Community (SADC): An analytical Overview of its History, Policies and Institutional Framework
4. The Protocol on Trade and the Creation of the SADC Free Trade Area
5. Exogenous Interference: The European Union's Economic Partnership Agreements and the stalled SADC Customs Union
6. Regional Security Cooperation and SADC's Organ for Politics, Defence and Security: A Picture of mixed Performance
7. The SADC Standby Force and its Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre: Uncertain Operational Readiness and Future of an externally fuelled Brigade
8. The Southern African Power Pool: An Electrifying Project with untapped Potential9. Conclusion
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.
Autor: Johannes Muntschick
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).

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Autor: Johannes Muntschick
ISBN-13:: 9783319453293
ISBN: 3319453297
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2017
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 632g
Seiten: 372
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 424x151x2 mm, 15 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie