This book offers a holistic and comprehensive assessment of the European Union's (EU) relations with Africa focusing on their historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural dimensions. In the high imperial period from the nineteenth century, some in Europe advocated the idea of EurafriqueA" - a formula for putting Africa's resources at the disposal of Europe's industries. After tracing Europe's historical attempts to remodel relations following African independence from the 1960s and Europe's own quest for unity, the book examines the current strategic dimensions of the relationship. Most especially, contributors examine the place of Africa in the EU's need for global partnerships. Key topics discussed include trade and investment, security and governance, migration and identity, and the historical legacy on the current relationship. The volume closely analyses the key European players in Africa - France, Britain, Portugal, and the Nordics - within the context of the EU. Finally, it examines Europe's controversial immigration policies and complex relations with the Maghreb and Mediterranean, as well as perceptions of past and current European identity. The study concludes that Africa and Europe still appear not to have escaped fully the burdens of history, and examines the feasibility of elaborating and practising, in future, an Afro-EuropaA": a new relationship defined by genuine equality, partnership, and mutual self-interest between both continents-and one that finally sheds the baggage of the EurafriqueA" past.
'This is a most welcome and vibrant guide to the EU's most enduring and guilt-inducing set of external relationships. It is required reading for all those interested in what Europe means to Africa, and vice versa.' - Professor Christopher Hill, University of Cambridge 'A timely, analytical and exhaustive interpretation of the complex and dynamic cooperation between Africa and the EU - a must read for all who wish to expand their insights into the contemporary challenges in Africa-EU relations'. - Dr Mohamed Chambas, Secretary-General, African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group 'This is a much needed, impressive and thought-provoking work on the development and diversity of the EU-Africa relations... it raises the complex, but critical, key question: How can an EU-Africa partnership claim the future in a radically changing global environment? ... an essential collection.' - Ambassador Torben Brylle, former EU Special Representative for Sudan 'This publication is very welcome... and covers key issues at the heart of the relationship between Africa and the EU. It is therefore a very useful tool for people working within the area of EU-Africa relations. The book also provides an up-to-date analysis of all the facets of this relationship. ... a must read for all seeking knowledge in this field.' - Professor Peter H. Katjavivi, Former Namibian Ambassador to the EU
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.698