Civil Society Regionalization in Southern Africa: The Cases by Andréas Godsäter

By Andréas Godsäter

This publication investigates civil society regionalization in Southern Africa. the purpose of departure is the examine of 'new regionalism', which refers back to the wave of nearby integration globally because the Nineteen Eighties. despite the fact that, when the present regionalism experiences absolutely contributes to a deeper realizing of neighborhood procedures, very important gaps stay, particularly the quite scant emphasis given to civil society. This relatively pertains to areas within the international South, together with Southern Africa. The overarching goal of this ebook is as a result to examine the dynamics of civil society regionalization in Southern Africa, either empirically and from a theoretical point of view, via analysing the instances of alternate and HIV/AIDS. The learn reveals that CSOs will be extra energetic in neighborhood governance than has formerly been conceptualized and also are hugely energetic by way of developing regionalization via framing matters and, to a much less quantity, making identities 'regional'. moreover, the e-book complements wisdom of the heterogeneous nature of civil society regionalization. finally, it really is tested that 'going nearby' is simply partially an independent technique and in addition needs to be understood as below the impression of the deeper statist and capitalist social constructions marking the nearby order in Southern Africa.

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