THE PROS AND CONS OF THE ECOWAS PROTOCOL ON FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS: A CONCEPTUAL DISCOURSE

Authors

  • Atah Pine Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Ochoga Edwin Ochoga Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria

Keywords:

ECOWAS, free, border, movement, pros and cons

Abstract

The study has looked at scholarly articles that discuss the benefits and drawbacks of implementing the ECOWAS's free movement of people. People typically relocate from locations that are stagnating to those that are rapidly growing, from low-income to high-income neighbourhoods and from areas with irregular job prospects to areas where employment is more certain or promised by contact. This premise characterises the ECOWAS integration policy. These movements have far-reaching and intricate implications in the political, social, and economic domains. The literature on economic integration largely ignores them since they run counter to the conventional wisdom of comparative advantage and later trade ideas, which serve as the cornerstone of ECOWAS's integrative approach. Thus, the purpose of this study is to look into this stance. Neo-liberalism is the policy's main focus, and globalization's dynamic norms serve as the foundation for its flexible framework. Its methodology adopts a dynamic approach rather than a change-resistant one. The primary objective is to promote cross-border mobility among citizens of member states. These movements have far-reaching and intricate implications in the political, social, and economic domains. The literature on economic integration largely ignores them since they run counter to the conventional wisdom of comparative advantage and later trade ideas, which serve as the cornerstone of ECOWAS's integrative approach. Thus, the purpose of this study is to look into this stance. Neo-liberalism is the policy's main focus, and globalization's dynamic norms serve as the foundation for its flexible framework. Its methodology adopts a dynamic approach rather than a change-resistant one. The primary objective is to promote cross-border mobility among citizens of member states.

Author Biographies

Atah Pine, Benue State University, Makurdi

Department of Political Science
Benue State University, Makurdi

Ochoga Edwin Ochoga, Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria

Department of Political Science
Federal  University Lokoja

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Published

2024-04-08

How to Cite

Pine, A., & Ochoga, O. E. (2024). THE PROS AND CONS OF THE ECOWAS PROTOCOL ON FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS: A CONCEPTUAL DISCOURSE. Journal of Political Discourse, 2(1 (2), 265–272. Retrieved from https://jopd.com.ng/index.php/jopdz/article/view/129