The Routledge Handbook of EU-Africa Relations

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Publication Date 2021
ISBN 978-1-138-04730-3
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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing dynamics in the relationship between the African continent and the European Union (EU).

Structured into five parts, the handbook provides an incisive look at the past, present and potential futures of EU-Africa relations. The cutting-edge chapters cover themes like multilateralism, development assistance, institutions, gender equality and science and technology, among others. Thoroughly researched, this book provides original reflections from a diversity of conceptual and theoretical perspectives, from experts in Africa, Europe and beyond. The handbook thus offers rich and comprehensive analyses of contemporary global politics as manifested in Africa and Europe.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction | Niall Duggan, Toni Haastrup and Luís Mah
  • Part 1 | Theorising Africa-EU relations through history
    • Introduction | Toni Haastrup
    • International Relations theory: Comparative reflections on EU-Africa relations | Olukayode A. Faleye
    • Regionalism and interregionalism in EU-Africa relations | Frank Mattheis
    • Applying postcolonial approaches to studies of Africa-EU relations | Rahel Weldeab Sebhatu
  • Part 2 | Evolving governance in EU-Africa relations
    • Introduction | Mary Farrell
    • From the Treaty of Rome to Cotonou: Continuity and change in the governance of EU-Africa relations | António Raimundo
    • Foreign policy and EU-Africa relations: From the European Security Strategy to the EU Global Strategy | Lesley Masters and Chris Landsberg
    • European External Action Service | Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters
    • European Neighbourhood Policy in the South Mediterranean | Anthony Costello
    • The evolution of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (2007– 2019) | Fergus Kell and Alex Vines
    • The African Union as an interlocutor in European Union-Africa relations? | John Akokpari and Primrose Z.J. Bimha
  • Part 3 | Issues in EU-Africa relations
    • Introduction | Nicoletta Pirozzi and Bernardo Venturi
    • EU development cooperation with Africa: The Holy Grail of coordination | Sarah Delputte and Jan Orbie
    • Democracy and human rights promotion | Edalina Rodrigues Sanches
    • Peace and security in the context of EU-Africa relations | Ueli Staeger and Tshepo Gwatiwa
    • Regional integration | Giulia Piccolino
    • Interregionalism and bilateralism in the context of EU-Africa relations | Andrzej Polus
    • Trade and the Economic Partnership Agreements in EU-Africa relations | Victor Adetula and Chike Osegbue
    • Africa-Europe science, technology and innovation cooperation: Trends, challenges and opportunities | John Ouma-Mugabe and Petronella Chaminuka
  • Part 4 | External actors in Africa’s international politics and the Africa-European Union relationship
    • Introduction | Andrew Cottey
    • Inter-organisational cooperation in flux? Impact of resources and state interests in the cooperation between the European Union, United Nations and African Union | Norman Sempijja
    • The China effect: African agency, derivative power and renegotiation of EU-Africa relations | Obert Hodzi
    • EU-Brazil-Africa triangular cooperation in the 21st century: Unfinished business | Carolina Pavese and Guilherme Ziebell de Oliveira
    • Toward a post-Westphalian turn in Africa-EU studies? Non-state actors and sustainable development | Mark Langan and Sophia Price
  • Part 5 | Opportunities to cooperate on new global challenges
    • Introduction | Asteris Huliaras and Sophia Kalantzakos
    • Migration and the Mediterranean Sea: A maritime bridge between the EU and Africa | Ana Paula Moreira Rodriguez Leite, Thauan Santos and Daniele Dionísio da Silva
    • Environment and climate change in the context of EU-Africa relations | Simon Lightfoot
    • The role of civil society in EU-Africa relations | Uzoamaka Madu
    • Agriculture and land in EU-Africa relations | Edward Lahiff
    • Gendering cooperation | Laura Davis
    • Conclusion | Luís Mah, Toni Haastrup and Niall Duggan

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This is the first edition of this Handbook.

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