Regional integration processes are today, more than ever before, driven by the pre-eminence of the forces of globalisation in the post-Cold War international system. As a result, no part of the world or section of humanity would like to be left behind or marginalised by other regions or to be classified among the wretched of the earth. Thus successful integration will enable weaker regions and states to properly equip themselves for the fierce competition among regions and states in the 21st Century. The rest of this section discusses pertinent issues on how to consolidate the gains made by ECOWAS in the last thirty-six years to move the regional integration agenda forward.
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