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Regional integration as a means for achieving national interests

the case of Botswana

by Matenge Clive Thekiso

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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Botswana gained independence in 1966 and was immediately faced with an enormous task of development since the country was very poor and depended largely on external aid. Ironically much of this grants in aid was British. Political turmoil in neighboring countries and Botswana"s economic fragility did not make anything easy. National power was almost nonexistent, and Botswana tended more to the use of diplomacy, regional and even international fora in pursuit of her national interests. To some extent, these endeavors were successful even though there were occasional socioeconomic and political setbacks. With positive changes that have occurred in the regional and international climate, diplomacy, and inter-state joint efforts have proved to be the most viable and less costly avenues for countries to pursue. To this end, joint regional efforts within SADC are the best way to go for players in the Southern African "region."

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Statement Matenge Clive Thekiso
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 96 p. ;
Number of Pages96
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Open LibraryOL25266345M

vi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I have worked with the topic of regional integration in southern Africa now for almost seven years. Late Professor Michael Cowen recommended me SADC as an interesting. regional integration arrangements may be traced to several critical factors. First, it can be argued that the regional integration schemes employed are probably not the appropriate mechanisms for achieving the goals enumerated above. Second, the type and formal structure of the arrangements adopted are unsuitable.

4 Regional Cooperation and Integration in a Changing World Benefits and Opportunities of Integration Regional integration expands markets and input sources, better allocating resources across the region and accelerating economic growth. Regional economic integration is one way countries achieve national interests—only in concert with Size: 1MB. People of different regions attempt to have their regional and local interest over and above the national interests. The regional disparity in economic development creates widespread discontentment among the people of different regions, particularly in north-eastern states of India. Is National Integration in India a Means for Achieving.

THE business of Revue Défense Nationale is to be at the heart of strategic debate in France, and to make it easier for both our countrymen and our partners to understand French defence commitments in the service of peace and international security. The recently departed (and sorely missed) Pierre Chaunu regretted some twenty years ago that ‘France, tired of grandeur is looking for. Today, regional set ups like the European Union (EU), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have proved how effective regional integration can be both in achieving national interests of individual countries and promoting peace and harmony within the region.


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