ECOWAS: Problems and Prospects

This article examines the attempts made prior to 1975 to establish an economic community in West Africa as well as the reasons why those attempts failed. The latter part of the article is devoted to a description of the structure and an examination of some of the problems and prospects of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). – Ref., tab.

Title: ECOWAS: Problems and Prospects
Author: Cole, Babalola
Year: 1984
Periodical: Current Bibliography on African Affairs
Volume: 17
Issue: 3
Pages: 267-277
Language: English
Geographic term: West Africa
Abstract: This article examines the attempts made prior to 1975 to establish an economic community in West Africa as well as the reasons why those attempts failed. The latter part of the article is devoted to a description of the structure and an examination of some of the problems and prospects of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). – Ref., tab.