Focusing mostly on communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America (the 'global south').
Imagined Regional Communities provides an original approach to thinking about the processes of regional integration. Focusing mostly on communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, it develops detailed case studies based on archives, interviews and critical readings of existing texts. These case-studies are related to each other and the overall themes of the book, so that a set of narratives and theoretical elaborations emerge, that critically reformulate understandings of regional communities, statehold and sovereignty.
Table of Contents
List of figures viii
Preface and acknowledgements ix
List of abbreviations xv
Introducing the plot and cast 3 (46)
The SADC: sovereign simulations 49 (44)
Pushing the boundaries/sovereignty deferred 93 (18)
Epilogue 111 (4)
Notes 115 (13)
Bibliography 128 (19)