n Journal of Public Administration - Intergovernmental relations in the SADC states : regional and sub-regional (local) structures

Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



This article examines the impact of the establishment of regional and sub-regional structures on intergovernmental relations in states that are members of the South African Development Community (SADC). It provides an overview of decentralization in the SADC states and reviews the influence of forms of government on intergovernmental relations. The regional and sub-regional structures in each member state are outlined and discussed. This article concludes that intergovernmental relations in the SADC states cannot be analyzed without emphasizing the impact of power relations on intergovernmental relations and co-operative government.

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