Multinational Cooperation for Development in West Africa - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080224909, 9781483148311

Multinational Cooperation for Development in West Africa

1st Edition

Pergamon Policy Studies

Authors: John P. Renninger
eBook ISBN: 9781483148311
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 174
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Multinational Cooperation for Development in West Africa discusses the obstacles and prospects of organizations that were formed to facilitate considerable cooperation in the developing countries of West Africa. The book describes and analyzes the cooperation movement and the United Nations system and role in fostering the process of cooperation in West Africa. A brief overview of West African characteristics; trends and analysis of development; history of the cooperation movement; issues regarding cooperation in West Africa; potentialities of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); and the impact of the United Nations on the growth of cooperation in the subregion are elucidated in the text. Students of international studies, researchers, economists, sociologists, political leaders of the West African region, and the staff of United Nations agencies will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Members of Panel List of Tables Abbreviations Chapter 1 - Introduction The Necessity of Cooperation Nature and Purpose of the Study West African Characteristics Chapter 2 - Development Priorities The Nature of Development Development in West Africa in the Post-Independence Era Chapter 3 - The Theory and Practice of Regionalism Regionalism Today Regionalism in West Africa Current Subregional Cooperation Efforts The Long Road to ECOWAS Chapter 4 - Critical Issues in Cooperation in West Africa Economic Theory and Regionalism in West Africa Key Obstacles and Constraints Forms and Models of Regionalism Chapter 5 - The United Nations and Regionalism in West Africa The Role of External Forces in Promoting Integration The Impact of the United Nations in West Africa Programs for Subregional Integration and Cooperation Chapter 6 - Conclusion: The Future of Regionalism in West Africa Appendix - West African Subregional Organizations Notes Selected Bibliography on Integration and Cooperation Index About the Author


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