ByKarenJ. Alter, LaurenceR. Helfer, The Community West African Economic Integration: Is ECOWAS the Answer? Created Date: Z CHALLENGES OF REGIONAL COLLECTIVE SECURITY: ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS) STANDBY FORCE: A CASE STUDY. A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U. S. Army JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a notforprofit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and African Studies Review, a multidisciplinary scholarly journal, publishes original research and analyses of Africa and book reviews three times annually.
It enc African Studies Review on JSTOR 1975, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has consistently strived to integrate West African economies towards rapid growth and development in order to enhance the living standards of its citizenry. These efforts were originally promised on an assumption of a stable and secure environment for economic integration. ECOWASEconomic and SocioPolitical Integration in Africa. CHAPTER ONE. INTRODUCTION. 1. 1 Background of the Study The African continent has witnessed a lot of problems or setbacks in the areas of political, cultural, economic and The involvement of all stakeholders within and outside government machinery in the visioning process augurs well for the achievement of our common objective of a much better West Africa.
This reflects the aspiration of the regions leaders to make the ECOWAS Vision 2020 a peoples document. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries, formed in 1975 to among other things, encourage, foster and accelerate the economic and social development of the member states to improve the living standards of their Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the regional economic organization, put together an intervention force consisting of the armies of its member states to establish peace in the region.