n Law, Democracy & Development - The SADC regional bloc : what challenges and prospects for regional integration?
|Article Title||The SADC regional bloc : what challenges and prospects for regional integration?|
|© Publisher:||University of the Western Cape|
|Journal||Law, Democracy & Development|
|Affiliations||1 Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe and 2 Midlands State University, Zimbabwe|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||22 - 36|
Generally, regional integration is when a group of countries get together and develop a formal agreement (by way of treaties) regarding how they will conduct trade with each other. Ernst Haas, perhaps the most prominent integration scholar of the time, defined integration as follows:
[T]he process whereby political actors in several distinct national settings are persuaded to shift their loyalties, expectations and political activities toward a new centre, whose institutions possess or demand jurisdiction over pre-existing national states. The end result of a process of political integration is a new political community, superimposed over the pre-existing ones.
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