Crucial to an understanding of regional dynamics in southern Africa is the enormous asymmetry between South Africa, the demographic, economic and political core, and the other states, which themselves are remarkably heterogeneous. The difficulty, even at the level of intergovernmental relations, is how to ensure mutual benefit through enhanced interaction without suffering the strong polarization of investment and migration which undermined earlier efforts at formal regional co-operation elsewhere
North America: Ohio U Press
Introduction - shedding the past, shaping the future, David Simon. Part 1 Population and mobility: obscuring history? contemporary patterns of regional migration to South Africa, Sally Peberdy; gender, labour markets and migration in and from Botswana, Kavita Datta; the sexual and economic politics of (re)integration - HIV/AIDS and the question of stability in southern Africa, Doug Webb. Part 2 Transcending the past - the politics of dis- and re-engagement: in the wake of war - military transitions in southern Africa, Susan Willett; small arms proliferation - a major challenge for post-apartheid South and southern Africa, Alex Vines; South Africa's foreign policy - from isolation to respectability?, Greg Mills; "nature has the power to heal old wounds" - war, peace and changing patterns of conservation in southern Africa, Eddie Koch. Part 3 Changing geographies of production and economic integration: the changing role of sugar as a vehicle for economic development within southern Africa, Steve Atkins and Alan Terry; lessons unlearned -South Africa's one-way relationship with Zimbabwe, Colin Stoneman; desert enclave to regional gateway? Walvis Bay's reintegration into Namibia, David Simon; powering the region - South Africa and the southern Africa power pool, Tore Horvei; SADC, COMESA, SACU -contradictory formats for regional integration in southern Africa?, James Sidaway; prospects for the region, David Simon.