The Global Order, Regional Integration and Multiculturally Diverse Stakeholders: The Case of ECOWAS

Igwe, P. A., Lock, D., Ochinanwata, C., Nwakpu, E. and Nwedu, C. (2020) The Global Order, Regional Integration and Multiculturally Diverse Stakeholders: The Case of ECOWAS. International Journal of Organizational Analysis . ISSN 1934-8835

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Abstract

Purpose - This article explores how regional organisations manage its affairs, peace-building and economic development focusing on a crucial analytical dimension: the link between global order, regional integration and Multiculturally Diverse Stakeholders.

Design/Methodology/Approach – This conceptual paper focuses on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) by grounding the arguments based on the conceptualization of regional integration and ‘stakeholder management’. It offers an exploration of concepts of the ‘new global order’, ‘multilateralism’, ‘institutions’, effective stakeholder collaboration and cross-cultural management.

Findings – Defined in terms of EU-style institutionalisation’ ECOWAS is one of the modes of regionalism classified as failed. The organisation has struggled with Member-states internal crisis, inter-state border crisis, a growing army of unemployed youths, high political-instability, militant terrorism, cybersecurity and farmers-herders conflict. Also, it has a poor implementation of treaties and poor cultural communications.

Originality/value - Besides contributing to the emerging interest in the understanding of how regional organisations improve organizational efficiency, this study develops an interest on stakeholder management from the perspective of political, economic and peace-building organisation with different national, cultural and political experiences.

Keywords:Global Order, Multilateralism, Regional Integration, Multi-cultural Stakeholders, ECOWAS
Subjects:T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > T530 African Society and Culture studies
L Social studies > L240 International Politics
L Social studies > L210 Political Theories
L Social studies > L170 Economic Systems
L Social studies > L211 Liberalism
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:40089
Deposited On:10 Mar 2020 16:29

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