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Civil Society Regionalization in Southern Africa : The Cases of Trade and HIV/AIDS (Hardcover)

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This book investigates civil society regionalization in Southern Africa. The point of departure is the study of ‘new regionalism’, which refers to the wave of regional integration globally since the 1980s. However, whilst the current regionalism studies undoubtedly contributes to a deeper understanding of regional processes, important gaps remain, in particular the relatively scant emphasis given to civil society. This particularly relates to regions in the global South, including Southern Africa. The overarching aim of this book is therefore to analyse the dynamics of civil society regionalization in Southern Africa, both empirically and from a theoretical perspective, through analysing the cases of trade and HIV/AIDS. The study finds that CSOs can be more active in regional governance than has previously been conceptualized and are also highly active in terms of constructing regionalization through framing issues and, to a less extent, making identities ‘regional’. Furthermore, the book enhances knowledge of the heterogeneous nature of civil society regionalization. Lastly, it is demonstrated that ‘going regional’ is only partly an autonomous process and also has to be understood as under the influence of the deeper statist and capitalist social structures marking the regional order in Southern Africa.
Number of Pages: 186.0
Genre: Political Science, History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Economic Conditions, Africa / General, Sociology / General
Series Title: The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Andru00e9as Godsu00e4ter
Language: English
Street Date: May 26, 2016
TCIN: 50646992
UPC: 9781472452375
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-6393

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