Regional Integration and Migration in Africa: Lessons from Southern and West Africa


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Africa Futures

Published in association with Brill, Africa Futures features cutting-edge research that critically reflects on some of the big questions relevant to imagining Africa’s future as a place. The series emerges out of CODESRIA’s strategic focus on futures and alternatives, showcasing rigorous scholarly interventions that engage constructively with African futures, and rooted in research that challenges orthodoxies associated with dominant, but often problematic discourses about the continent. Wide-ranging in its scope, Africa Futures encourages interdisciplinary thinking about Africa’s developmental challenges that are informed by history. Both individual monographs and edited volumes are welcome.

Afrique Futurs

Publié en association avec Brill, Afrique Futurs présente une recherche de pointe qui réfléchit de manière critique sur certaines des grandes questions pertinentes pour imaginer l’avenir de l’Afrique. La série découle de l’orientation stratégique du CODESRIA sur les futurs et les alternatives, en présentant des interventions scientifiques rigoureuses qui s’engagent de manière constructive dans les futurs africains, et qui s’appuient sur des recherches qui remettent en question les orthodoxies associées aux discours dominants, mais souvent problématiques, sur le continent. D’une portée très large, Afrique Futurs encourage une réflexion interdisciplinaire sur les défis du développement de l’Afrique qui sont influencés par l’histoire. Les monographies individuelles et les volumes édités sont les bienvenus.


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 PhD (2003), University of KwaZulu Natal, 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 PhD (2013), University of Lagos, 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 LLD (2011), University of Pretoria, is Associate Professor at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa. He is the author, editor and co-editor of several books including Right to Development in the African Human Rights System, 2018.

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