n Institute for Security Studies Papers - Regional power politics under cover of SADC - running amok with a mythical organ




Established for the purpose of harmonising subregional economic policies, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has increasingly come to be regarded as a security arrangement of the type envisaged under Chapter VIII of the United Nations Charter. Over the past few years, the organisation has entered areas far removed from that of development co-ordination and facilitation, and Africa and the rest of the international community have expressed great hopes that SADC will play a major role in peacekeeping endeavours in sub-Saharan Africa.


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