Towards Political and Economic Integration in Southern Africa Proceedings of the 2007 FOPRISA Annual Conference

“The papers assembled in this volume were presented at the 2007 FOPRISA Annual Conference in Durban. The main purpose of this conference was to report on and discuss the research findings from activities undertaken from 2006 to 2007. This volume is a collection of 16 of the 18 papers that were presented, covering four research themes: Democratic Development (Poverty alleviation and developmental democracy); Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation (Collective security, mutual defence and enforcement); Regional Trade and its Relations to the International Trade System (National trade policies); and Economic Harmonisation, Finance and Investment (SADC integration efforts and cross border investments, and the roles of development finance institutions and central banks in SADC integration).”