Cross-border Co-operation and Policy Networks in West Africa

Marie Trémolières, Olivier Walther

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Abstrakt

This publication examines how policy actors involved in cross-border co-operation contribute to the regional integration process in West Africa. It uses a pioneering methodology, known as social network analysis, to visualise the formal and informal relationships between actors involved in cross-border policy networks, showing that borders have notable and diverse impacts on exchanges of information and the relative power of networks. The report then analyses a range of regional indicators of co-operation potential, visually demonstrating that borders can also affect the ability of sub-regions within West Africa to develop cross-border initiatives in a number of ways. Combining these two analyses with the perceptions of regional policy makers as to which border areas they consider as priorities for regional integration, the publication concludes with the analytical foundations for more effective place-based policies that can enhance cross-border co-operation in West Africa.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
ForlagOECD
Antal sider220
ISBN (Trykt)9789264265769
ISBN (Elektronisk)9789264265875
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
NavnWest African Studies
ISSN2074-3548

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