Integration, development and equity: economic integration in West Africa
By Peter Robson
Routledge – 2011 – 190 pages
This reissue, first published in 1983, is an authoritative study of economic integration among the states of West Africa, focusing upon the issues and experience of the four main initiatives for regional integration in West Africa, namely the Economic Community of West African States, the Mano River Union, the Communauté Economique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, and the recent initiative for the establishment of an economic and monetary union between Senegal and the Gambia.
1. Introduction 2. Towards a Developmental Theory of Integration among Developing Countries 3. Practical Strategy and Policy Issues of Integration Among Developing Countries 4. A Communauté Economique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest 5. The Mano River Union 6. The Economic Community of West African States 7. Senegambia : Economic and Monetary Union 8. Monetary Cooperation and West African Integration 9. Conclusions