„Economic Integration in West Africa: The ECOWAS in Historical Perspective“ is a qualitative cum historical prognosis of the problems and prospects of integrating the West African Sub-Region through the ECOWAS platform. The ECOWAS has existed for up to four decades with the singular agenda of integrating the West African states. It is buoyed on the strong conviction that a community-based developmental agenda would yield real and lasting result. Such an effort is itself exigent given the import of globalisation and its by-product of trans-nationalism that African states need to contend with through a viable policy framework. The book is apt with the prognosis of the ECOWAS‘ challenges, review of its prospects as well as insight into what needs to be done to keep the vision of its founding fathers aflame. The book is in agreement with the assumption, that the „West African States needs integration not for prosperity, but survival“.