© 1994

The Political Economy of Foreign Policy in ECOWAS

  • Timothy M. Shaw
  • Julius Emeka Okolo

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Craig N. Murphy
    Pages 17-31
  3. Baffour Agyeman-Duah, Cyril K. Daddieh
    Pages 32-46
  4. Jennifer Ann Clapp
    Pages 47-65
  5. Christopher Clapham
    Pages 66-85
  6. Gilbert K. Bluwey
    Pages 86-102
  7. Robert B. Charlick
    Pages 103-124
  8. Julius Emeka Okolo, Stephen Wright
    Pages 125-146
  9. Geeta Chowdhry, Mark Beeman
    Pages 147-172
  10. Phoebe Kornfeld
    Pages 173-186
  11. Clement Emenike Adibe
    Pages 187-217
  12. E. John Inegbedion
    Pages 218-244
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 285-289

About this book


Both political economy and foreign policy have been transformed in the sixteen states of West Africa at the start of the 1990s because of interrelated external factors (end of the Cold War and start of a New International Division of Labour) and internal factors (national structural adjustment programmes). Sixteen leading analysts of new regional relations, of both cooperation and conflict, offer original revisionist insights into ECOWAS and ECOMOG, debt and democracy, reform and resistance. The mixture of case studies and comparative analyses constitutes a comprehensive overview of West African actors, issues, structures, perspectives and possibilities at the end of the century, with relevance for development discourses and directions in other peripheral regions. Together these offer timely redefinitions and reconceptualisations of central notions like civil society, diplomacy, foreign policy, peacekeeping, security, and self-reliance for political economies and cultures throughout the South.


economy foreign policy political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy M. Shaw
    • 1
  • Julius Emeka Okolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Usmanu Danfodiyo UniversityNigeria

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