Modes of Regional Governance in Africa: Neoliberalism, Sovereignty-boosting and Shadow Networks 

Söderbaum, Fredrik, (2004). Modes of Regional Governance in Africa: Neoliberalism, Sovereignty-boosting and Shadow Networks . Global Governance, 10(4), 419-436

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  • Author Söderbaum, Fredrik
    Title Modes of Regional Governance in Africa: Neoliberalism, Sovereignty-boosting and Shadow Networks 
    Appearing in Global Governance
    Volume 10
    Issue No. 4
    Publication Date 2004
    Place of Publication Boulder
    Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
    Start page 419
    End page 436
    Language EN
    Abstract

    Drawing on critical international political economy (IPE), the purpose of the article is to assess some important modes of regional governance in Africa with regard to how these are related, by whom they are erected, and whom and what purpose they serve. The critical perspective and distinctions made between formalinformal and publicprivate modes of regional governance makes it possible to transcend the bias inherent in the conventional usage of the concept of governance (“good governance” and formalpublic governance). The study highlights three modes of regional governance in Africa—neoliberal regional governance; sovereigntyboosting governance; and regional shadow governance—all which tend to have more informal and private characteristics than the conventional idealisation of formalpublic governance. As a result they also have many negative consequences for the poor and excluded.

    Copyright Holder Lynne Rieners Publishers
    Copyright Year 2004
    Copyright type All Rights Reserved
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