This new book introduces the novel concept of fringe regionalism to the field of international studies. It examines how regions are practiced by peripheral borderlands rather than centrally planned.
Prof. Chris Changwe Nshimbi is Director and SARChI (South African Research Chairs Initiative) Research Chair in the Political Economy of Migration in the SADC Region and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His research focuses on migration, borders, regional integration, the informal economy, and water governance. He sits in on regional and international technical working groups on trade, labour, migration and water governance. He is also a member of the Platform for African European Studies (PAES). Prof Chris Changwe Nshimbi In addition to teaching in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, he also sits in on regional and international technical working groups on migration, labour, trade and water. His opinion pieces are occasionally published on THE CONVERSATION, OpenDemocracy and other media outlets. Before joining GovInn, he lectured at the Zambian Open University and was Associate Consultant/Lecturer with the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) in Lusaka, Zambia. He also consulted with local, business and government departments and international organisations. Chris works in all of GovInn’s four axes.