Originally published in 1984, this collection of essays by African, Indian, European and American scholars formed the first comprehensive study of African intergovernmental organizations. It deals with African relations with the United Nations, as well as continental (OAU, ECA and ADB) and subcontinental (OCAM, UDEAC, ECOWAS, EAC and SADCC) organizations of a security, political, financial and common market type, and provides a comparative study of problems, trends and prospects. The major problems of international cooperation in Africa are analysed from a historical perspective and possible alternative roads to cooperation are suggested. Written to appeal to both scholars and policymakers, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in African politics and the process of economic integration.
List of tables, figures and map; List of contributors; 1. Introduction: the regional trend Domenico Mazzeo; 2. The UN and political cooperation in Africa Leon Gordenker; 3. The Economic Commission for Africa Isebill V. Gruhn; 4. The Organization of African Unity K. Matthews; 5. The African Development Bank and the African Development Fund Francis Wodie; 6. OCAM: one scene in the drama of West African development R. A. Fredland; 7. Competition, conflict and decline in the Union Douaniere et Economique de l'Afrique Centrale (UDEAC) Lynn Krieger Mytelka; 8. The experience of the East African Community: implications for the theory and practice of regional cooperation in Africa Domenico Mazzeo; 9. ECOWAS, the EEC and the Lome Convention S. K. B. Asante; 10. The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) and regional cooperation in southern Africa Peter Meyns; 11. Conclusion: problems and prospects of intra-African cooperation Domenico Mazzeo; Bibliography; List of abbreviations; Index.
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