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dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Romain
dc.contributor.authorJazbhay, Ahmed Haroon
dc.contributor.authorMolete, Nathan Teboho
dc.contributor.authorMotlhoki, Stephina
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-15T08:16:29Z
dc.date.available2016-11-15T08:16:29Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationFrancis, R., Jazbhay, A. H., Molete, N. T., & Motlhoki, S. (2013). A strategic hegemonic approach to functional developmentalism in deepening regional cooperation and integration in Africa. Journal for Contemporary History, 38(2), 179-201.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/4446
dc.description.abstractTwo competing perspectives have influenced the debate concerning the approach to be adopted in search of continental-wide integration in Africa. Although both perspectives argue for the idea of a “United States of Africa”, the approach of former Libyan leader, Muhammar Gaddafi, advocated for holistic integration, whilst other African leaders, spearheaded by Thabo Mbeki, argued for incrementalism aimed at first strengthening regional integration. Whereas the African Union (AU) has accepted incrementalism as the preferred approach to continental integration, minimal emphasis has been placed on what this approach should constitute. Drawing from the successes of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) and West African Power Pool (WAPP), this article argues that functional developmentalism is most suitable to strengthening Regional Economic Communities (RECs) throughout the continent. It postulates that functional developmentalism signifies a more effective role for hegemons which is firmly entrenched in the principles and norms of cooperative hegemony. Using the criteria for cooperative hegemony, namely capacities for power sharing, power aggregation and commitment, it illustrates the potential for enhancing regional cooperation.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectRegional cooperationen_ZA
dc.subjectRegional integrationen_ZA
dc.subjectIncrementalismen_ZA
dc.subjectHegemonic stabilityen_ZA
dc.subjectFunctional developmentalismen_ZA
dc.subjectRegional economic communitiesen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrican Union (AU)en_ZA
dc.subjectWest African Power Pool (WAPP)en_ZA
dc.subjectSouth African Power Pool (SAPP)en_ZA
dc.titleA strategic hegemonic approach to funtional developmentalism in deepening regional cooperation and intergration in Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State


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