Photo by UNMEER/Martine Perret. 15 December 2014
International Health Governance

Fostering Regional Health Governance in West Africa: The Role of the West African Health Organization (WAHO)

Regional integration in Africa has been regarded as a necessary step towards accelerated development on the continent. The belief is that greater gains would be made if states pooled their resources together rather than act individually. Despite elaborate regional goals and objectives, regional institutions in Africa have not been effective in facilitating development, for two major reasons. First, they have significant capacity deficits, especially considering the weakness of their members …

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The struggle for legislative powers

The need for reform in the East African Community

A power struggle is ongoing in the East African Community – a struggle for legislative power. In the most recent edition of  “Law and Politics in Asia, Africa, and Latin America”, I examine the ongoing tensions on the power to initiate bills in East Africa’s regional integration mechanism. Legislative power is shared between the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), the legislative organ of the East African Community (EAC), and the …

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Mehr Bürokratie wagen!

Das kommende Jahr soll ein großes werden für die Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), denn die erste von drei Säulen einer südostasiatischen Gemeinschaft soll vollendet werden. 2003 beschlossen die zehn Mitglieder der regionalen Organisation, die Integration zu vertiefen und eine große ASEAN-Community zu errichten, bestehend aus als Sicherheits-, Wirtschafts- und sozio-kultureller Gemeinschaft.

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