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Author Mshomba, Richard Elias, 1954- author.

Title Economic Integration in Africa : the East African Community in comparative perspective / Richard E. Mshomba
Published New York, NY. : Cambridge University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- Regional economic integration in Africa -- The colonial background of the former East African Community -- The rise and fall of the former East African Community -- The birth and growth of the current East African Community : the customs union -- The common market -- The road to a monetary union -- Aspirations for an East African political federation -- Aspirations for continent-wide integration -- Conclusion
Summary "In this work Richard E. Mshomba offers an in-depth analysis of economic integration in Africa with a focus on the East African Community (EAC), arguably the most ambitious of all the regional economic blocs currently in existence in Africa. Economic Integration in Africa provides more than just an overview of regional economic blocs in Africa. It also offers a rich historical discussion on the birth and death of the first EAC, starting with the onset of colonialism in the 1890s, and a systematic analysis of the birth, growth, and aspirations of the current EAC. Those aspirations include forming a monetary union and eventually an East African political federation. This book also examines the African Union's aspirations for continent-wide integration as envisioned by the Abuja Treaty. Mshomba carefully argues that maturity of democracy and good governance in each country are prerequisites for the formation of a viable and sustainable East African federation and genuine continentwide integration."--Publisher's summary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject East African Community -- History
East African Community
Communauté de l'Afrique orientale -- Histoire.
Federal government -- Africa, Eastern
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
Federal government
International economic integration
Gouvernement fédéral -- Afrique orientale.
Africa, Eastern -- Economic integration -- History
Africa, East -- Economic integration -- History
Africa -- Economic integration
Africa, East
Eastern Africa
Afrique orientale -- Intégration économique -- Histoire.
Afrique -- Intégration économique.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781316957493