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書名 Economic development through regional trade [electronic resource] : a role for the new East African community? / by Kato Kimbugwe ... [et al.]
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
國際標準書號 9780230369924 (electronic bk.)
0230369928 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (1 v.) : ill
附註 Preface -- 'Big Men' and Little Trade -- Regional Trade and Economic Development -- Regional Integration in Africa -- Regional Integration Theory -- East African Firms' Perceptions of NTBs -- Quantifying NTBs in East Africa -- Quantifying Tariff Barriers in East Africa -- Conclusion
Regional trade agreements proliferated in Africa in the wake of independence from colonial rule. For the most part these agreements failed to deliver the regional integration and economic benefits that were promised, and amounted to little more than a propaganda coup for the leaders that signed them.This book explores conventional explanations of the failure of these agreements, and challenges the accepted wisdom, highlighting the symbiotic relationship between 'Big Man' politics and crony capitalism. The rise of second generation regional trade agreements in the first decade of the twenty-first century emphasises the pressing need for a revised assessment of the aims, consequences and scope of these agreements. This book focuses on the revitalized East African Community to examine the potential benefits of modern agreements to foster economic development and the hurdles that must be overcome to realise this potential
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鏈接 Print version: Economic development through regional trade. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230314214 (OCoLC)766301267
主題 East African Community
Africa, East -- Economic integration
Africa, East -- Economic conditions
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Kimbugwe, Kato
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