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Title Economic development through regional trade : a role for the new east African community? / Kato Kimbugwe [and others]
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Contents 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
Summary "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 realize this potential"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject East African Community.
Africa, East -- Commercial treaties.
Africa, East -- Commerce.
Africa, East -- Economic integration.
Genre/Form Commercial treaties.
Form Electronic book
Author Kimbugwe, Kato.
LC no. 2012010445
ISBN 0230369928 (electronic bk.)
9780230369924 (electronic bk.)