The Indian Ocean Rim

The Indian Ocean Rim : Southern Africa and Regional Cooperation

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The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was formally established in 1997 under the leadership of South Africa, India and Australia. The demise of Apartheid, the fall of the Soviet empire, and the rapid advance of globalization altered the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean region in the early 1990s and served as a catalyst in the creation of the IOR. This book contextualizes the founding of the IOR by outlining the historical aspects of economic ties across the Indian Ocean and previous attempts to promote regional cooperation. The contributors to this volume analyse the post-colonial ideological legacy, the political and economic constraints caused by Apartheid and communism, the end of protectionism and the problem of globalization. These major themes in the history of the IOR are applied to what the future holds for Southern Africa within this economic grouping, and whether or not regional cooperation will manage to compete with globalization. This volume will be of interest to scholars of development studies, international relations, Third World studies, and regional more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14.73mm | 385g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138862479
  • 9781138862470

About Gwyn Campbell

Gwyn Campbell served as an academic adviser to the South African government in negotiations that led to the formation of the IOR. He is a Lecturer at the Centre for North-South Interaction at the University of Avignon. He has published widely on the economic history of Madagascar and the south west Indian Ocean including Economic History of Imperial Madagascar 1750-1850 (Lit Verlag: 2002).show more

Table of contents

1. Gwyn Campbell Introduction: The Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) Economic Association: History and Prospects2. Nigel Worden Cape Town and Port Louis in the Eighteenth Century3. David Warburton The Hadhramis, the Hadhramaut and European Colonial Powers in the Indian Ocean4. Judith Streak An Analysis of the Cocoa Frontier in the Indian Ocean Rim Region5. Andreas Lombardozzi The Indian Ocean Rim: A Cost-Benefit Analysis from a Developmental Perspective with Special Reference to Southern Africa6. Elizabeth Marabwa Prospects for the Tourist Industry in Southern Africa7. Marina J. Mayer The Feasibility of Including the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Economic Co-operation8. Mario Scerri The Competitiveness of the Southern African Customs Union within the Context of the Indian Ocean Rim9. Marc Flior The Gold Mining Industry and the South African Economy 1980-199510. Ariella Kuper The Role of the Iron and Steel Industry in the South African Economy11. Simon Winter Industrial Development and IOR Integration: Threats and Opportunities: A Research Agenda12. J. J. Truter A Future Common Agricultural Trade Regime for Southern Africa13. C. S. Rwejuna Forging Economic and Political Relations between South African and Tanzania in the Post-Apartheid Era14. Jaysen Ramasamy Mauritius and the IOR Association15. Gwyn Campbell The IOR and its Economic Groupings16. André Ulpat South Africa and France in Africa and the Indian Ocean - Economic and Commercial Partners or Rivals?17. Gwyn Campbell and R. R. Subramanian The IOR and the Strategic Importance of the Indian Ocean Region in the Post-Cold War Erashow more