This comparative book debates migration and regional integration in the two regional economic blocs, namely the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The book takes a historical and nuanced citizenship approach to integration by analysing regional integration from the perspective of non-state actors and how they negotiate various structures and institutions in their pursuit for life and livelihood in a contemporary context marked by mobility and economic fragmentation.
Vusi Gumede is Professor at the University of South Africa and former director of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute. He is Editor-in-Chief for
Africanus (Journal of Development Studies) and for
Africa Insight. He has published several books and many articles and book chapters. Previously, he worked for the South African government in different capacities for about 10 years.
Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Research Cluster on Innovation and Developmental Regionalism at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa. He is the author, editor and co-editor of many books, including
State and Development in post-independent Africa (with Vusi Gumede), 2018.
Serges Djoyou Kamga is Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa. He is is the author, editor and co-editor of several books including
Right to Development in the African Human Rights System, 2018.
All interested in the history of migration in Africa and anyone concerned about migration and regional integration will find the book very useful. These include Faculty members and researchers in Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies, Political Economy and Migration Studies.