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Legal aspects of economic integration in Africa

Oppong, Richard F. (2011) Legal aspects of economic integration in Africa. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107007178

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Abstract

Richard Frimpong Oppong challenges the view that effective economic integration in Africa is hindered by purely socio-economic, political and infrastructural problems. Inspired by the comparative experiences of other regional economic communities and imbued with insights from constitutional, public and private international law, it argues that even if the socio-economic, political and infrastructural challenges were to disappear, the state of existing laws would hinder any progress. Using a relational framework as the fulcrum of analyses, it demonstrates that in Africa's economic integration processes, community-state, inter-state and inter-community legal relations have neither been carefully thought through nor situated on a solid legal framework, and that attempts made to provide legal framework have been incomplete and, sometimes, grounded on questionable assumptions. To overcome these problems and aid the economic integration agenda that is essential for Africa's long-term economic growth and development, concrete proposals for radical reforms to community and national laws are made

Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 35019
Deposited By: Mr RF Oppong
Deposited On: 29 Dec 2010 16:53
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:48
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/35019

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