How successful have Southern African states been in dealing with the major issues that have faced the region in recent years? What could be done to produce more cohesive and effective region-building in Southern Africa? In this original and wide-ranging volume, which draws on an interdisciplinary team of mainly African and African-based specialists, the key political, socio-economic, and security challenges facing Southern Africa today are addressed. These include the various issues confronting the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and its institutions; such as HIV/AIDS, migration and xenophobia, land-grabbing and climate change; and the role of the main external actors involved with the region, including the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and China. The book also looks at the Southern African Customs Union and Southern African Development Finance Institutions, including the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Industrial Development Corporation, and issues of gender and peacebuilding. In doing so, the book goes to the heart of analyzing the effectiveness of SADC and other regional organisation, suggesting how region-building in Southern Africa may be compared with similar attempts elsewhere in Africa and other parts of the world.
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About the Author
Gwinyayi Dzinesa is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town. Chris Saunders is Emeritus Professor in Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Conflict Resolution. Dawn Nagar is a researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Adekeye Adebajo Introduction - Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa, Dawn Nagar, and Chris SaundersPart 1: Historical Legacy 1. The Southern African Development Coordination Conference and Its Approaches to African Regionalism - Gilbert Khadiagala 2. The Southern African Development Community: Between Cooperation and Development: An Insider Perspective - Kaire M. MbuendePart 2: Governance and Military Security 3. SADC's Decision-Making Architecture - Chris Landsberg 4. Elections and Conflict Management - Khabele Matlosa 5. Peacekeeping: From the United Nations to the SADC Standby Force - Chris Saunders 6. Gender and Peacebuilding - Elizabeth Otitodun and Antonia PorterPart 3: Economic Integration 7. Economic Integration - Dawn Nagar 8. The Southern African Customs Union: Promoting Stability Through Dependence - Richard Gibb 9. South Africa's Development Finance Institutions - David MonyaePart 4: Human Security 10. Food Insecurity - Scott Drimie and Sithabiso Gandure 11. HIV/AIDS and Human Security - Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa 12. Migration and Xenophobia - Francis Nyamnjoh and Patience Mususa 13. Climate Change Challenges - David SimonPart 5: External Actors 14. The European Union - Mzukisi Qobo 15. The United States - Nomfundo Ngwenya 16. China - Garth le Pere Conclusion - Dawn Nagar, Chris Saunders and Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa Bibliography