n African Security Review - Fitting human rights into the trade matrix : SADC and human security : commentary

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... Introduction Most sub-Saharan countries possess limited development and economic potential1 because they are very poorly endowed with human and physical capital.2 Their plight is exacerbated because they are either denied much-needed investment owing to their small market size3 or because they are taken advantage of by foreign investors owing to their unequal bargaining power.4 Such countries are therefore caught in a vicious circle whereby poverty leads to an inability to access foreign investment, which only leads to further poverty. To overcome these difficulties and break the circle, regional integration has been pursued as the means for creating larger markets ..

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